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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.

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 If information on this blog is outdated or incorrect, please let us know so we can update our posting to the most up-to-date information.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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