In 2019, there was a reportable crash every 58 seconds in Texas. But in 2020, people spent more time than ever around the house. So car crashes and fatalities decreased, right? Unfortunately, the answer is no, read on for details on Dallas car accident
In 2020, fewer people on the road caused a car accident, and fatalities spike in Texas and across the US. Apparently, the fewer people on the road, the more likely motorists are to speed, lose control of their automobile, and crash.
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration also noted that alcohol and drug use increased nationwide during the pandemic. Before the pandemic, 50% of drivers in serious crashes tested positive for alcohol or drugs. By late 2020, 65% of drivers in serious or fatal crashes tested positive.
Unsurprisingly, cities and towns with the highest populations have the highest number of traffic accidents. In a year when people believed they were “safer at home,” it looks like a Texas road was one of the most dangerous places they could have been.