Staying safe on Michigan roads is not an easy task. You have to keep an eye out for other drivers, pedestrians, dogs, cats, squirrels, deer, and while trying to dodge potholes that are large enough to be the crater of the meteor that killed the dinosaurs.

Michigan's Top 3 Vehicle Makes With the Most Fatal Accidents


Glass Doctor recently released data based on fatal accidents that happened between 2011 and 2020, that drilled down which car maker has been involved in the most deadly incidents in Michigan.

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The carmaker with the 3rd most accidents in the Mitten State is involved in more fatal accidents in the United States than any other. This brand was a part of 64% of vehicle fatalities nationwide:

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Coming in at number 2 for the car brand involved in fatal accidents in the Great Lakes State was number 3 for Indiana, Ohio, Illinois, and Wisconsin. Based on the data from Glass Doctor, Chryslers are involved in a significant amount of deaths on Michigan roads. This could be because of the high volume of the make on the road, due to factories being located around the state and Midwest.

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So which car manufacturer saw the most fatal accidents in the last decade in the Mitten State between 2011 and 2020?

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It seems that unfortunate designation goes to Buick. Another brand with manufacturing locations in Michigan including Lansing.

Michigan's Top 3 Safest Vehicles

The safest brands, those involved in the least fatalities, are a bit pricier than the bottom 3:

  1. Mercedes-Benz
  2. Subaru
  3. Lexus

Some other interesting tidbits from the Glass Doctor study:

  1. Audi is the safest brand nationwide
  2. The only states with a high volume of Subaru crashes were Hawaiwii and Vermont.
  3. Buicks were amongst the top 3 brands involved in the most fatalities in 23 states

Statistics can be deceiving, but knowing this may help you make a more informed decision when buying your family's next vehicle.

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