Traffic Accidents Increasing

Aug 18, 2023

by Liz Gullett

As MLC’s Communications and Social Media Manager, Liz Gullett keeps clients informed and up-to-date on the goings on in Lansing and the Capitol.

The Michigan State Police recently released data on traffic crashes during 2022. While there was some positive movement in a few areas, the data shows a disturbing five-year trend that has seen fatalities on roadways rising 15% from 2018 to 2022.

During 2022:

    • There were 1,123 fatalities, slightly lower than the 1,131 deaths in 2021.
    • The number of motor vehicle crashes overall increased by 4%.
    • Work zone crashes increased by 28%, including a 15% increase in work zone fatalities.
    • Motorcyclist fatalities increased by 4%.
    • Teen traffic fatalities dropped 34% from 2021 to 2022.
    • The percentage of alcohol-involved fatalities fell by 10% year-over-year.

To view more information on the 2022 data, please click here.

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