UC Davis study finds car crashes down by 60%
SAN DIEGO, CA – The San Diego Union-Tribune reports that coronavirus-induced stay-at-home orders have led to a severe decline in car crashes. UC Davis, using information from the California Highway Patrol’s reports, has found that traffic collisions between March 21 and April 11 were at about 450 incidents. Last year, we were looking at 1,128 car accidents at that time. There has also been a 40% decrease in injuries related to road accidents.
While traffic collisions have declined, police warn that drivers shouldn’t take that as a pass to drive faster. Motorists should still follow all traffic signs and regulations if on California roads.
Anyone interested in reading the full study can find it here.
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