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MI traffic fatalities over1000 for first time since 2007

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2016 proved to be a deadly year for Michigan motorists. It's an endless list of names, and for the first time since 2007, over 1000 people were killed on Michigan roads.

Ann Readett with the Michigan Office of the Highway Safety Planning says human error accounts for 93-percent for all crashes-yet the improving economy and lower gas prices also play a part. 

Check out MDOT's Toward Zero Death campaign in an effort to reduce the fatalities on the roads at michigan.gov/mdot.

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