COVID-19 Results in Less Traffic, Increased Speeding
States around the country temporarily shut down to prevent the spread of COVID-19. These actions also resulted in less people on the roads. With less traffic, there has been an increase in speeding tickets and accidents in some states.1
As the country reopens, your business and employees will face new risks on the road. There will be people who may not have driven in weeks. Many who’ve been driving have become accustomed to open roads and driving faster than the speed limit. When you also consider 94% of accidents are due to driver error, it’s essential to stay alert and practice defensive driving.2 These five tips can help keep you safe on the road as states reopen.