It is that time again when lots and lots of Michigan residents hit the roadways to visit friends and family for the holidays. Lots of drivers combined with frigid temperatures make the roadways a difficult place to maneuver. Add in a few adult beverages and you are really looking for trouble. Remember the holidays are a time for celebration, not a time to deal with a major potentially life threatening car accident.
According to www.michigan.gov Thanksgiving fatalities average approximately 19 over the four day holiday weekend. In 2012 there were 9 Michigan fatalities due to car accidents. The stats show over the last 5 years the number of deaths have not exceeded 11 people. Hopefully, we will stay in a downward trend for deadly accidents this holiday season. Anymore than zero is one too many.
Both Christmas and New Year’s average 13 fatalities per year over the holiday season. In 2012 Christmas had 9 fatalities and New Years had 15. Please be aware of your surroundings and take your time traveling. Follow the rules of the road, they are in place for a reason. The holidays are a time to reflect on what we are thankful for and celebrate with family. Have a very happy and safe holiday season.
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