Michigan

GHSA maintains data on state laws surrounding a number of highway safety issues. Below is information regarding laws in the state of Michigan. For more information, consult the State Highway Safety Office.

As the Pandemic Opens More Roadways to Pedestrians, States Help Launch October as Pedestrian Safety Month

As pedestrian fatalities have soared to historic levels in the past decade, GHSA joined earlier today with U.S. Department of Transportation officials and walking advocates to designate October National Pedestrian Safety Month.

As the Pandemic Opens More Roadways to Pedestrians, States Help Launch October as Pedestrian Safety Month

GHSA News Release
September 29, 2020

Study Finds Fewer Americans Are Wearing Rear Seat Belts

Research from the Governors Highway Safety Association found fewer Americans are wearing seat belts when they're in the back seat. The study found in 2018 there were 803 deaths of rear seat occupants ages 8 and older who were not wearing seat belts. It said more than 400 would have survived if they had been using one.

Study Finds Fewer Americans Are Wearing Rear Seat Belts

Story by Jason Puhr

January 24, 2020

Michigan "Driving Change" Bicyclist Safety Campaign

The Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) has partnered with the City of Grand Rapids for “Driving Change,” an innovative campaign promoting bicyclist safety. Having recently made significant infrastructural improvements to enhance bicyclist safety, Grand Rapids was chosen as the pilot city for this campaign, which seeks to educate bicyclists and motorists about the infrastructure changes and encourage healthy relationships and respect between road users.

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