HealthDay Reports: Reckless Driving on the Rise During COVID-19 Pandemic
Now that there are fewer cars on the road, there seems to be an increase in reckless driving behaviors such as speeding, according to the Governors Highway Safety Association (GHSA).
THURSDAY, April 23, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- Sparse traffic on U.S. roads during the coronavirus pandemic has spawned a spike in speeding and other types of reckless driving, the Governors Highway Safety Association (GHSA) says.
Here are some examples.
Police in Colorado, Indiana, Nebraska and Utah have clocked drivers going more than 100 miles per hour on highways.
In Los Angeles, cars are going as much as 30% faster on some streets, prompting changes to traffic lights and pedestrian walk signals.
In New York City, automated speed cameras issued 24,765 speeding tickets on March 27 -- nearly double the number issued daily a month earlier -- despite far fewer cars being on the road.