Although citizens may be sheltering in place to avoid the risk of COVID-19, our streets and freeways are not safer: emptier roads have recently led to an increase in dangerous driving. Although traffic volume in California has decreased by approximately 35% compared with the same time period last year, risk still remains. According to the California Highway Patrol, citations for speeding in excess of 100 mph increased by a whopping 87% from the same time period last year. Additionally, reckless driving has increased across the country.
CHP Commissioner Warren Stanley told the Los Angeles Times “It is alarming to see the number of citations officers are writing for excess speeds on California roadways. Higher speeds can lead to much more serious injuries and significantly increase the chance of death should a crash occur.” Officials have urged drivers to remain vigilant on the roads and continue to follow all traffic rules and regulation for the safety of themselves and others.
If you or a loved one has been involved in an auto accident, please contact Kauffman and Associates for a complimentary consultation. No case is too big or small. We can help ensure you obtain appropriate medical care and receive the maximum financial settlement possible for your pain and suffering.