Are Michigan roads any safer after 5 years of 'Super Drunk' law?
For five years, Michigan police have been writing tickets under the state's "super drunk" driving law. But has it helped to keep Michigan roads safer?
That's hard to say.
Alcohol-related crashes have gone down slightly across the state since implementation of the law, which imposes stiffer penalties on those caught driving with blood-alcohol levels above .17 percent than on those who have a lower percentage of alcohol in their system.
At the same time, the number of all drunken-driving tickets across the state is on a downward trend. One reason: There are fewer officers on the road due to budget cuts, Read more: http://www.mlive.com/news/ann-arbor/index.ssf/2015/11/alcohol-related_crashes_and_fa.html