Lieutenant Michael Shaw said that the number one cause of law enforcement fatality in the line of duty is traffic related.
Freezing rain left roadways across parts of the state slick Saturday, causing dozens of vehicles to crash or slip into ditches.
Michigan lawmakers have three weeks left in their lame-duck session to enact a potentially wide-ranging assortment of bills, topped by the most pressing legislation of all: boosting road funding.
About 1.5 million state residents are projected to travel at least 50 miles between Wednesday and Sunday – a 4 percent increase over 2013 – AAA Michigan said.
State Police Captain Monica Yesh said that contrary to what some may think, the main interest is not writing tickets, but raising awareness of these safety issues.
Michigan State Police handled more than 100 accidents in just a two hour stretch on Wednesday.
Police in Macomb County’s Clinton Township weren’t yet releasing the names Sunday of the two men who died in the crash, which happened about 3 a.m. Saturday.
Authorities said traffic lights were not working at the corner of Fairfield and W. Six Mile, when the bus and another vehicle failed to stop and the two vehicles collided.
Crews from Ann Arbor responded to the call as several cars were involved and — according to Joyce Williams with Huron Valley Ambulance — there were 4 injuries.
“So far we’re still probably, kind of at the same point where were last night,” Lt. Mike Shaw said.