State police urge care on the roads after a holiday weekend results in more deaths than in the past.
Traffic fatalities over the Thanksgiving weekend are up this year.
12 people in Michigan lost their lives in 9 different accidents.
State police say there were 11 deaths over last year’s holiday period.
Only 1 of the 12 victims was known to be wearing a seatbelt.
State police are urging motorists to use caution on the roads as the 2008 holiday season rolls along.
They also stress that calling a taxi or designating a sober driver after a holiday party are necessary precautions.
Alcohol use was a factor in only 1 of the 9 fatal crashes.