Traffic Deaths Are Surging Despite Less Miles Being Traveled
Nov 23, 2021 • 10:12
New data is out about traffic fatalities in 2020 and, despite the lockdowns from Covid, the numbers are shocking.
Deaths on the road were higher during 2020 than any other year dating back to 2007 - during a year where less people were driving, Bloomberg reported this week.
Even more alarming is the fact that 2021 could wind up being worse, as the government estimates that 20,160 have died from crashes in the first half of 2021 - a stunning 18.4% increase from 2020.
Transportation Secretary “Mayor Pete” said in October, when the numbers were released: “This is a crisis. We cannot and should not accept these fatalities as simply a part of everyday life in America.”