This #DriveRightWednesday we are talking Distracted Driving! There will be extra patrols out 10/5 until 10/19 looking for distracted drivers. We are going to start this morning on #TheNine discussing ways to Get your head out of your App! #UTextUDriveUPay
DYK: In Michigan in 2019, there were 18,096 distracted driving crashes, resulting in 70 fatalities and the month of October was the month with the most distracted driving crashes (1,800). #UDriveUTextUpay #DriveRightWednesday
DYK Part II: In Michigan in 2019, Friday was the day with the most distracted-driving crashes (3,099). the hour between 5p.m. and 6p.m. accounted for more distracted driving crashes (1,738) than any other hour. #UDriveUTextUPay
With all the Breaking News today our #DriveRightWednesday got pushed to the side. But here are a few safety tips as we draw to a close. If you are expecting a text message or need to send one, pull over and park your car in a safe location.
• Designate your passenger as your “designated texter.” Allow them access to your phone to respond to calls or messages.
• Do not engage in social media scrolling or messaging while driving. Cell phone use is habit-forming.
• Struggling to not text and drive? Activate your phone’s “Do Not Disturb” feature, or put your cell phone in the trunk, glove box, or back seat of your vehicle until you arrive at your destination. Please #DriveMichiganSafely #UDriveUTextUPay

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Drunk Driving/Damage to Patrol Car        
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Felonious Assault: On 10/4 at approximately 1100 PM, troopers were dispatched to
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