More stringent safety laws are urgently needed to curb the alarming surge in fatal Michigan car accidents, according to a new report by the Advocates for Highway and Auto Safety. The organization’s 2022 Roadmap of State Highway Safety Laws, titled “Out of Control,” evaluated and ranked each state based on traffic safety laws in five major areas.
Out of a possible “red,” “yellow” or “green,” the researchers gave Michigan a “yellow” rating and recommended new laws to improve traffic safety across the state. Here are the details on the proposed changes aimed at reducing traffic deaths on Michigan highways.
The ratings were based on 16 laws the researchers deemed most essential to reducing traffic deaths and improving highway safety. Each law came under one of the following five categories:
The report recommended the adoption or revision of the following traffic laws to improve highway safety and decrease the number of fatal Michigan crashes:
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