Safety is of primary concern for quality of life goals.

Are we providing a safer place to live?

Transportation safety for users, passengers, and pedestrians must always be at the forefront of decision making. In 2013, according to the Office of Highway Safety Planning, there were 11,673 automobile accidents, or crashes in Northwest Lower Michigan, not including deer/car collisions. These crashes resulted in 51 fatalities and an additional 2,112 persons were injured. The 2012 economic cost of traffic crashes was $330,182,800. Fatalities cost $186,058,000, injuries cost $121,304,800, and Property Damage Only crashes cost $22,820,000.