Could I-94 Be Safer?
A study requested by Governor Rick Snyder and other lawmakers after January's massive, wintry crash on I-94 in Galesburg was meant to help come up with some answers as it relates to safety on that and other stretches of Michigan highways. The study was a collaborative effort between the Michigan Department of Transportation and Michigan State Police.
A meeting in Kalamazoo last week brought forth some of the conclusions of that study, including that many drivers don't slow down when conditions are difficult. About 50 drivers in that January pileup were cited for driving too fast for conditions. The video below shows some of the aftermath.
Calhoun County Sheriff Matt Saxton and Michigan State Police Captain Michael Brown agreed, saying even that many drivers have no idea how to react when their vehicle is sliding on snowy and icy roads. The Michigan Department of Transportation has been invited to discuss the study, but has not yet accepted an invitation to appear on WBCK.
Hear what Saxton and Brown had to say Thursday on The Richard Piet Show by clicking the video player below.