That vehicle you see in your review mirror may be approaching faster than you think. Social distancing and state mandated “stay-at-home” orders due to COVID-19 have resulted in decreased traffic volume nationwide. However, this does not necessarily mean the highways are safer. Many jurisdictions are reporting an increase in speeding violations (especially in excess of 100 mph) and an increase in traffic fatalities. Here are a few examples:
Why the increases? Some drivers used to being stuck in commuter traffic want to take advantage of the open road while others seem to think police are not enforcing traffic laws due to COVID-19. Thankfully, they are.
For members and employees commuting to and from work, company drivers, and family members making the weekly run to the grocery store, be aware and stay safe.