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Open road is no excuse for racing in the streets | Street Scene

Philip Stuart
Street Scene
Street Scene
 Philip Stuart
Guest columnist
Retired state trooper Philip Stuart.

As we thank our medical responders, we can also be proud of ourselves for persevering during this time of uncertainty. Be well everyone. 

If anyone is skeptical when I write that excessive speed kills, an interesting study conducted by Newsy, a U.S. news network, reveals the number of traffic deaths are up. In some cases way up, almost 100 percent up.

With the stay-at-home requirement it stands to reason fewer vehicles are on the road and, as expected, overall traffic crash and related severe injury numbers have mostly reduced. Which by the way, has provided EMS and other first responders much needed time to answer coronavirus calls.

体育在线365It appears, however, many drivers take the open road as an invitation to engage in high speed reckless driving. With tragic results. Consequently as the number of crashes and less severe injuries are down, there is a higher frequency of traffic fatalities and critical injuries.