With the summer on the way state troopers are buckling down on distracted driving. ABC 7 News reported that Michigan State Police will now be patrolling with the intent of looking for distracted drivers, in particular. One might ask what they plan to do differently to ensure they can curb this dangerous trend, and the answer is simple. Undercover police cars.
The Michigan State Police plan to start patrolling in plain site, making use of undercover cars to catch distracted drivers. The habit of distracted driving has been becoming more and more common, leading to more and more auto related deaths. Texting and driving is a serious offence, some police say, almost as bad as drunk driving. Looking down for even a moment to check a text or take a call can lead to the death of the cell phone user and the death of whoever they strike with their vehicle.
This is just one of many initiatives around the country being started to curb distracted driving. Not only are states making the use of cellular devices while driving illegal, many states are cracking down even further on drunk driving. More and more sobriety checkpoints and increased night patrolling have been many states' answer to heightened drunk driving related deaths in recent years.
Many cities are also investing in their public transportation systems to offer drunk drivers alternatives and also to try and keep drivers off the road in general, to curb traffic issues. In an unrelated but positively correlated field, many automakers are currently investing in ride-sharing and autonomous vehicle programs. This will make driving safer for all, and will eliminate the issue of drunk or distracted driving completely. With a network of computers behind the wheel, cars will be able to do almost all of the work.
While all of this technology and hard work of Michiganders is making our roads safer, accidents still happen. If you or someone you know has been in an accident involving a car collision or motorcycle crash, call the Michigan Law Firm, PLLC. Our attorneys are highly experienced in handling all types of personal injury cases. Call us today, at 844.4MI.FIRM for a free consultation.