The top 10 road segments with the most I-75 car accidents in Michigan from 2016 through 2020 are located in Oakland and Wayne counties. Overall crashes continued to drop in 2020, but fatal crashes on this highway increased. The time of day with the most crashes is 3-6 pm.
Driving on interstates, especially in congested traffic areas, is challenging for all of us. These challenges increase when so many drivers are speeding, driving distracted, texting, driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol, or driving drowsy.
Our attorneys encourage all drivers to drive safely. That means driving defensively and attentively, observing the speed limit, buckling up and refraining from texting while driving.
Our attorneys at Michigan Auto Law would like to especially thank the Michigan State Police Traffic Crash Reporting Unit for their assistance in providing the underlying automobile crash police report data and the crash information that we use to identify the road segments with the most I-75 car accidents in Michigan from 2016 through 2020. The underlying crash report data analysis for the list below is based on traffic crash reports filed by local law enforcement and state police departments throughout Michigan.
Top 10 Road Segments with the Most I-75 car accidents in Michigan for 2016 through 2020
|1. SOUTHBOUND I 75 BETWEEN 12 MILE RD AND 12 MILE RD ENTRANCE RAMP, Madison Heights, 245 Total Crashes, 71 Injuries|
|2. SOUTHBOUND I 75 BETWEEN MAPLE RD AND ROCHESTER RD, Troy, 196 Total Crashes, 58 Injuries|
|3. SOUTHBOUND I 75 BETWEEN 14 MILE EXIT RAMP AND 14 MILE ROAD, Madison Heights, 176 Total Crashes, 46 Injuries|
|4. NORTHBOUND I 75 BETWEEN 9 MILE AND WOODWARD HEIGHTS BLVD, Hazel Park, 161 Total Crashes, 43 Injuries|
|5. NORTHBOUND I 75 BETWEEN WARREN RAMP AND WARREN AVE, Detroit, 153 Total Crashes, 57 Injuries|
|6. NORTHBOUND I 75 BETWEEN 7 MILE RAMP AND 7 MILE RD, Detroit, 151 Total Crashes, 46 Injuries|
|7. NORTHBOUND I 75 BETWEEN LAPEER RD AND N I 75/S I 75 RAMP, Auburn Hills, 151 Total Crashes, 27 Injuries|
|8. SOUTHBOUND I 75 BETWEEN MAPLE RD AND 14 MILE RAMP, Troy, 146 Total Crashes, 30 Injuries|
|9. NORTHBOUND I 75 BETWEEN WOODWARD HEIGHTS BLVD AND I 696 RAMP, Hazel Park, 145 Total Crashes, 49 Injuries|
|10. NORTHBOUND I 75 BETWEEN 11 MILE RAMP AND 11 MILE RD, Royal Oak, 143 Total Crashes, 53 Injuries|
Source: Michigan State Police Traffic Crash Reporting Unit.
Note: Road Segments are defined as sections of a road as reported by law enforcement observation at the scene of a crash. Segments can vary from less than 2/10 of a mile to up to 2 miles in length.
Oakland County has the most I-75 car accidents in Michigan
Our top ten list shows that eight of the road segments with the most I-75 car accidents in Michigan from 2016 through 2020 are located within Oakland County. In fact, those Oakland County road segments accounted for 38.4% of all of the crashes on this highway from 2016 through 2020.
Wayne County has the second most I-75 car accidents in Michigan
Wayne County took two of the spots on our list of the top 10 road segments from 2016 through 2020. Of all the crashes on this highway throughout Michigan during that period, 23.3% occurred on road segments in Wayne County.
Southeast Michigan has the most crashes
In contrast to our list of Michigan’s Most Dangerous Intersections, our list of the road segments with the most I-75 car accidents from 2016 through 2020 reveals Southeast Michigan counties as being the areas of greatest concern. Oakland and Wayne counties dominated the list.
As for Michigan’s most dangerous intersections, 17 are located in Southeast Michigan (Wayne, Oakland, Macomb and Washtenaw counties) and 3 are located in Kent County.
When looking at a density map of where crashes have occurred, we can see the volume of crashes over the past five years decreases the farther north you travel from the metro Detroit area:
Source: Michigan Traffic Crash Facts (MTCF) Website
Continuing an already existing downward trend, overall and injury-related I-75 car accidents in Michigan decreased in 2020 given the reduced traffic levels due to COVID-19 lockdowns and remote work for many people. There were 35% fewer crashes on this highway in 2020 than in 2019.
Unfortunately, fatalities still somehow managed to increase slightly in 2020.
See below for five-year trends from 2016 through 2020 in overall, injury and fatal crashes on this highway:
Source: Michigan Traffic Crash Facts (MTCF) website
When do the most crashes occur?
From 2016 through 2020, the time of day with the most total I-75 car accidents in Michigan was 3-6 p.m. Friday was the day of the week with the crashes and the month with the highest total number of crashes for this highway was January.
Is speed a factor?
We do not have specific data showing the role that excessive speed has played for crashes on this highway from 2016 through 2020. However, we do know that in 2017 the state increased the speed limit from 70 mph to 75 mph on I-75 from Saginaw through the U.P.
We also know, based on statistics from the Michigan Traffic Crash Facts website that excessive speed was a factor in 18.5% of all fatal crashes in Michigan in 2020 and in 15.1% of all crash-related injuries throughout the state.
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