U.S. Roadways More Lethal During Pandemic, Safety Group Says
U.S. highways have been emptier during the coronavirus pandemic, but they have also been more deadly, according to statistics released Wednesday.
According to the latest Alabama crash reports, our deaths this year as of May 21, 2020, are 10% lower than this day in 2019. However, the fatality rate per mile had increased significantly, as it has in all states according to the National Safety Council.
“The risk on our roads has actually increased,” the NSC’s manager of statistics Ken Kolosh said. He stated that “Although an 8 percent decrease in deaths from one March to the next March is great news, that decrease should have been even greater if the risk on our roads had stayed the same. We should have seen closer to an 18 percent decrease in deaths.”
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Article provided by The Washington Post.