The LA Injury Group, with a California car accident lawyer team, recommends that drivers obey all speed limits regardless of how much traffic is on the road in Southern California. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, people drive less frequently, leading to less traffic. In turn, drivers are driving at faster and faster speeds.
Recently, “Car and Driver” Magazine reported a 48% increase in average Los Angeles car speeds. This has led to car accidents that have gravely injured drivers and passengers. As the COVID-19 pandemic has put a strain on healthcare resources, that can make it much more difficult for injured parties to receive the proper care.
The California Highway Patrol has given out more speeding tickets to people driving that much faster. For example, from March 19, 2020 to April 19, 2020, the California Highway Patrol gave out 2,493 tickets for speeding more than 100 mph. During that period last year, the number of tickets written was 1,335.
“With the streets essentially empty and everyone wanting to get back home to shelter in place, the temptation to drive well over the speed limit is understandable. However, doing so puts yourself as well as others at risk. No one ever wants to get into a vehicular accident. That said, doing so during a global pandemic can be worse still. Regardless of how many people are out on the road at any given time, driving the speed limit and being careful is always best for your well being in addition to those who count on you.
The LA Injury Group is working remotely during this time. The best way to talk to a Los Angeles car accident lawyer at their firm is by contacting them.
For more information about driving safely during the pandemic, car accident lawyers, or to make a press inquiry, contact La Injury Group 144 N. Glendale Ave. Suite 202 Glendale, CA (818) 240-1800.