A tragic accident this May at Stony Creek Park, has been attributed to speed and alcohol by the Macomb County Sheriff's office. A Jaguar carrying five teens was estimated to be traveling at speeds greater than 70 miles per hour when it jumped a guardrail, flipped five times and came to rest in Stony Creek. Three of the teens died at the crash scene and the two survivors were critically injured.
With the arrival of summer, the roads of Michigan are crowded with a different set of threats than during the winter. While winter driving carries the risks of slick roads, frigid temps and blinding snow storms, summer driving is filled with road construction, motorcycles and teens.
When you are behind the wheel, heading to a destination, more often than not, you probably don't notice a great deal concerning the structure and design the roadway. Unless it is under construction and there are lane closures and traffic backups. Nonetheless, there are many safety features that may be built into the design of the roads and bridges you travel on daily.
This weekend, people all across Michigan will be observing Memorial Day and using the holiday to spend time with friends and family. It also serves as an unofficial kick-off to summer, meaning there can be lots of opportunities to be outside and relax.