Police Working to Reduce Accidents in Michigan Over the Summer

The school year is wrapping up, and as the summer approaches, more and more drivers will be on Michigan roads as they vacation and travel. With more drivers on the road naturally comes the chance of more car accidents, which is why law enforcement is working to keep everyone on the road safe this summer.

You may know that state authorities announced a campaign to reduce dangerous driving on I-94 throughout the summer. The intention of this campaign is to bring awareness of the risks of dangerous driving, as well as hold people accountable for negligent and reckless actions.

What can law enforcement do?

This campaign will lead to additional law enforcement personnel on patrol and monitoring traffic along I-94 over the summer months. Specifically, this means an increased number of Michigan State Troopers will be along the stretch of road between the state line of Indiana and Wayne County.

You may be wondering how law enforcement can do anything to curtail the amount of dangerous driving that is a threat to you and your family. By increasing patrols and implementing increased vigilance, police hope to discourage bad behavior from drivers. Some of the behaviors they may be watching for include the following:

  • Aggressive driving
  • Distracted driving
  • Following other vehicles too closely
  • Speeding 

A person speaking on behalf of authorities said that state troopers will have zero tolerance for dangerous and reckless driving. One of the reasons that state leaders and law enforcement pinpointed this specific area is because the number of car accidents along this stretch of interstate has increased over the last few years. 

Police will pull over drivers if they note dangerous driving, and they will write tickets if appropriate. This will hopefully encourage better driving, fewer accidents and safer roads for everyone.

What you can do to fight back

One of the things you can do to fight back against the dangerous or negligent driving of another person is to take action when another driver causes you harm. If you are the victim of a speeding driver, distracted driving or other type of negligent behavior, you have rights.

Through a civil claim, you can seek appropriate compensation for your injuries and accident-related losses. If you are unsure if you have a case or are unsure of where to begin, you may find it helpful to seek an evaluation of your case in order to understand how to proceed after your car accident.