Amid record low travel and vehicle miles traveled, severe and fatal crashes in cities around the United States have increased. From New York City to Austin Texas, there has been even more speeding, more deadly crashes, and more frequent severe crashes than before Covid.
Yes, you read that correctly.
In New York City, traffic volume decreased between 78% and 92% compared to January, but there was a 57% increase in speeding violations in the ten days following the Governor’s stay at home orders. And there were 6 deadly crashes from March 2 to April 8, which is more deadly crashes than the same time period in any of the previous five years.