Detroit landed itself in 110th place for the year of 2015, according to Allstate’s yearly Best Driver Report, a list of cities in which you are least likely to experience a collision in. Out of 200 cities, Detroit was right in the middle, ranking 110, falling six spots from 104 in 2014, and falling a few more from 101 in 2013. Detroit has remained roughly in it’s current position for the past decade, but experienced a large drop from its perch in the top 30 from 2007 to 2008, falling from 25 to 163 in just one year.
In 2015, Warren, Michigan ranked 116th, Grand Rapids ranked 140th, and Sterling Heights ranked 161st. Flint has not been ranked by Allstate for almost a decade, but it did receive the title as the third safest driving city in America in 2007.
In 2016, it appears that Michigan is still struggling with road safety, and the issues lie in a number of places. One of the largest issues facing Michigan drivers is road conditions. Last year a national research group ranked Metro Detroit’s roads as the fourth worst among cities with a population over 500,000 in the nation, The Detroit News reported. According to the research, in 2015 up to 56% of major roads in metro areas are in poor condition. Although Detroit’s numbers aren’t as high as the three that beat it out (San Francisco/Oakland 74%, Los Angeles Metro Area 73%, Concord Metro Area 62%), it is still a very big issues facing drivers. These roads can cause damage to vehicles and even be a catalyst in creating situations in which accidents occur.
Flint, Michigan also cracked the list, being crowned the worst city in terms of road conditions of the cities in America with between 250,000 and 500,000 people. According to the study, 74% of roads in Flint are in poor condition.
This is a huge issue for drivers, especially when it comes to safety. Not only can these road conditions cause damage to the vehicle which makes driving it less safe, but these conditions can also cause accidents.
If you have been injured in an auto accident, speak to an attorney at The Michigan Law Firm, PLLC. Our experienced attorneys are highly skilled in helping victims of automotive injuries receive any compensation they may be entitled to, under Michigan law. Call us today, at 844.4MI.FIRM for a free consultation.