(WXYZ) — Our great state has been crowned the deadliest state for winter driving, according to a recent study.
Consumer research website, ValuePenguin.com, says Michigan has the highest number of winter weather-related driving fatalities in the country -- earning it the top spot.
The study found between 2013 and 2017, there were 282 fatalities as a result of winter-related accidents. Michigan averages 37 deaths per 100 below-freezing days each year, according to research.
Detroit, Oshtemo, Lansing, Pontiac and Romulus were listed as the worst cities for winter driving in the state. The worst roads were I-94, I-75, I-96, US-31 and US-41.
Top five deadliest states for winter driving by fatalities were:
- Michigan, 282 winter driving fatalities
- Pennsylvania, 197 winter-driving fatalities
- New York, 183 winter-driving fatalities
- Ohio, 172 winter-driving fatalities
- Illinois, 135 winter-driving fatalities
See the full study here.