Because more crashes involving property damage occur during the winter months than at any other time, AAA encourages motorists to prepare for adverse cold weather driving conditions by driving defensively while on the road.
With the arrival of fall, motorists should be more aware of deer while traveling on Michigan roadways. October and November are two of the highest months for reported deer-vehicle crashes in Michigan, while the state has seen increases in these accidents during the past two years.
Michigan’s graduated driver licensing laws are among the best in the country, resulting in a dramatic decline in deaths and injuries since they were enacted in 1996. However, AAA believes that these laws can be further strengthened to help prevent even more deaths and injuries among teen drivers and their passengers.
Franklin High School (Livonia) senior Christopher Noffze and Cedarville High School (Cedarville) senior Karissa Schlosser both say that their AAA School Safety Patrol™ experience in elementary school served as an important introduction to the values of responsibility and leadership.
A first-ever analysis from AAA finds that crashes involving teen drivers ages 15 to 17 cost American society more than $34 billion annually in medical expenses, lost work, property damage, quality of life loss and other related costs in 2006.
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