High speed epidemic: Coronavirus & the highways
With far fewer drivers on the road due to coronavirus restrictions, many drivers are taking the opportunity to ignore speed limits.
this week, police video captured the moment a street racer crashed her car on a busy road in Portland, Oregon. Top speed. More than 90 miles per hour Across the country, more drivers are driving faster. There's frankly that as much traffic. So people are going a lot faster because of stay at home orders and more people working from home Rush hour isn't nearly as crowded. Drive with care. It's a formula for disaster in some cases. In Maryland, authorities boosted enforcement after a series of crashes on a dangerous stretch of the Washington D. C. Beltway. More than 150 speeding citations were written during one week alone in California citations for triple digit speeds or way up over last year. You shouldn't be going over 100 miles an hour. There's no reason to be going to that speed. And for drivers who don't watch their speed, those slowing down periods of heavy traffic aren't there, and there's a more opportunity, and b it's easier to observe these violations. Many police agencies have accelerated efforts to catch drivers driving too fast. Dance Gentleman, NBC News