Pandemic Related Car Accidents
Studies have shown that fewer drivers on the roads in 2020 due to the pandemic have generated an increase in fatal accidents. These studies have also shown that many of these accidents were due to riskier driving behavior.
It seems that people feel they can drive a little more reckless or drop their guard with less traffic on the roads. As a result, 2020 has seen a spike in fatal accidents which many be attributed to the results of the pandemic.
These Studies Show Staggering Statistics
Although traffic was down during the months from April to October of 2020, the severity of accidents surged over 30% due to increased driving speeds.
Look for Changes in 2021
The Governors Highway Safety Association is in talks to launch a new driver safety program targeted specifically at reckless driving and speeding. One topic in discussion is "How to Slow Traffic Using Automated Traffic Enforcement". On the federal level states could be required to actively improve their safety records and/or road designs or they may lose federal funding for many of their road projects.
With or without Covid-19 everyone should practice safe driving at all times. Do not be in a hurry, respect the other drivers and drive defensively.
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