EVEN THOUGH TRAFFIC IS DOWN, FATAL CAR ACCIDENTS INCREASE BECAUSE OF SPEEDING
The Minnesota Star Tribune recently released a concerning article pointing out that fatal car accident cases have increased on MN roads, despite decreased traffic from stay-at-home order.
The articles notes the Department of Public Safety report of 24 recent fatal crashes, compared to an average of 14 for the same time period the prior three years. Half of the recent car accident death cases were the result of speeding or careless driving. The article did note some good news: drunk driving arrests were down about 60% from a similar period in prior years.
People need to know that even when there is less traffic on the road, speeding is still dangerous and can be fatal. Stay save out there.