In Michigan, you won’t be surprised to learn we don’t have a mass transit system since we are the home of the big three automakers. In 2020, you would probably also not be surprised to learn that 245,432 Michigan car accidents occur because of a driver’s negligence. Common examples include those who speed too fast, failure to yield, run red lights, distracted while using their cell phones, and engaged in other unsafe acts behind the wheel. Though laws and public safety campaigns aim to deter and reduce this type of negligent or careless driving, you can expect that there will still be motorists on the road who disregard law, putting you at risk of serious injury or death.
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) released a statistical projection of traffic fatalities for the first half of 2021 revealed that an 18.4 percent increase in the number of Americans who died in motor vehicle crashes compared to the same six-month period in 2020. This increase follows the estimated 7.2 percent increase in crash deaths recorded in 2020. According to the Insurance Information Institute (III), in the United States 90 people die and another 6,337 people are injured in motor vehicle crashes every single day.
Many of these collisions can be prevented through the exercise of ordinary care by obeying routine traffic laws. Even though you cannot control what other drivers do on the road, you need to anticipate that you are sharing the road with dangerous motorists who put you at risk, and the best way to protect yourself is by practicing defensive driving. Using a defensive strategy goes a long way to reducing the potential for Michigan car accidents,so keep the following defensive driving safety tips in mind:
Hopefully, you can utilize these 5 simple automobile defensive driving tips and other defensive driving tips to reduce your risk of serious car accidents in Michigan. If you or a loved are injured in a car collision, please contact The Joseph Dedvukaj Firm to schedule a free consultation at our law offices in Michigan. We can advise you on your rights and options after reviewing your auto accident circumstances. Call today at 866-HIRE-JOE for a free confidential consultation or contact us online.