Report: Michigan ranked as the worst state for winter driving

Published: Feb. 1, 2019 at 5:14 AM EST
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Michigan ranked number one on the list of deadliest states for winter driving.

According to a study comprised of winter-weather related crashes from the National Highway Safety Administration, Michigan had 282 winter-weather related driving fatalities from 2013 to 2017.

Crashes that happened because of sleet, hail, snow, freezing rain or drizzle were considered winter weather related crashes.

For every 100 below freezing days each year, Michigan averages 37 fatalities.

The deadliest cities for winter driving in Michigan are Detroit, Lansing, Pontiac, and Romulus.

The worst roads for winter driving fatalities were I-94 with 15 fatalities, I-75 with 12, I-96 with 11 and US-31 and US-41 with 7 fatalities.

The top 5 deadliest states are:

1. Michigan, 282 fatalities

2. Pennsylvania, 197 fatalities

3. New York, 183 fatalities

4. Ohio, 172 fatalities

5. Illinois, 135 fatalities