Deadliest Roads in Michigan for Winter Driving

While it’s starting to warm up across Northern Michigan, that doesn’t mean roads will be getting better — especially with rain on the way for some of us.

According to consumer research website Valuepenguin.com, Michigan has the highest number of winter weather-related driving deaths in the country.

Between 2013 and 2017 we saw nearly 300 deaths caused by winter weather-related accidents on the roads.

Broken down by specific cities, Detroit had the most deaths in the state, with 11.

Oshtemo in Kalamazoo County came in second with four; and Lansing, Pontiac and Romulus tied with three. 

Taking a look at how it breaks down by road, I-94 ranked as the deadliest road for winter driving between 2013 and 2017 with 15 deaths.

That was followed by I-75 with 12 deaths. I-75 also runs through the Upper Peninsula all the way up to Sault Ste. Marie.

I-96, a major roadway connecting Grand Rapids, Lansing and Detroit had 11 deaths in that time frame.

U.S. 31 had seven deaths. That’s one of the more popular roads running between Traverse City, Manistee and Ludington.

And U.S. 41 in the Upper Peninsula tied with U.S. 31, also with 7 deaths.

It’s a good reminder to take it slow if you plan on driving this weekend!

Because again, while things will be warming up, that does not mean the roads will be safer.