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Traffic deaths spike despite pandemic

SAN DIEGO, CA – The California Department of Transportation is using its platform to promote safety on the roads.

An NBC News discussed the high percentage of traffic deaths seen across the county, even amidst the pandemic.

Caltrans provided a link to this article in their Twitter feed, reminding drivers that speed limits are designed to keep everyone safe.

Traffic deaths have been on the decline in recent years due in part to new safety features on cars. However, speeding on empty roads, combined with a lower level of enforcement to protect officers from COVID-19 exposure, has changed the trend for the worse.

In May, the crash fatalities climbed by more than 23 percent.

Disclaimer: Many of the accidents we report on are preventable. Our hope is that by publishing information about severe accidents, we can equip readers with the information they need to avoid finding themselves involved in such a tragedy. These stories are painful, but real, as they are sourced from news outlets. Outlets sometimes update their published reports. If information on this blog is outdated or incorrect, please let us know so we can update our posting to the most up-to-date information. These posts do not contain legal advice and should not be construed in such a way.

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