CORONAVIRUS SIDE EFFECT - With Fewer Cars On The Road, An Increase In High-Speed Accidents
Updated: Feb 23
There is no surprise that traffic across the country has decreased tremendously. The coronavirus and effects stemming from it have cleared the roads. Most people are working from home, which shortens morning and afternoon rush hour. As a result, we are seeing drivers traveling at dangerously high speeds. Such new speeds are reaching 100 mph, especially in large metropolitan cities.
Alabama has not seen roads this clears in years! Traffic has gone down 48% since early March when the first state shutdown happened. This is becoming very dangerous for vehicles on the road, as reckless drivers speed through the lanes at high speeds.
State Troopers believe that one consequence of less congestion, however, may be a tendency for drivers who are on the roads to step on the gas. “It seems like the speeds are increasing on the highways,” Alabama State Troopers stated. “We’ve clocked quite a few at triple digits.”
Ways to Prevent High-Speed Car Accidents?
Plan your route ahead of time and leave with plenty of time to spare. Thay way, you do not feel rushed.
Keep your top speed under or right at the speed limit. Be sure to keep a close eye on your speedometer.
Keep a speeding app to keep you in check. Use of the Waze app on your cell phone will alert you when you are going over the speed limit.