Personal behavior major cause in traffic accidents

Personal behavior is a major cause in traffic accidents. Below are some tips to avoid traffic crashes:

According to SEMCOG, More than half of Southeast Michigan traffic fatalities in the last five years were from single-vehicle crashes. Other factors that were involved in a high percentage of traffic fatalities include lane departures (39%), young drivers (31%), intersections (27%), and pedestrians (25%).

  • Always wear a safety belt.
  • Always wear a helmet when riding a motorcycle or bicycle.
  • Be safe. Be seen! Use lights and/or wear bright clothing when walking, cycling, or riding a motorcycle.
  • Obey all traffic laws.
  • Share the road safely - be courteous!
  • Don’t tailgate – keep safe distances while driving.
  • Avoid distractions while driving, biking, and walking.
  • Reading, typing, or sending a text while driving is illegal in Michigan.