Car Accidents Increase as States Reopen
As states begin to reopen, the noticeable decrease in car accidents since mid-March has begun to rise. Due to lower traffic volumes, car crashes and fatalities have been down since people began to quarantine themselves at home. However, several states are beginning to reopen their economy, and businesses are resuming normal hours. This signals to consumers that it is now okay to roam outside their home, get in their cars, and go where they must.
The uptick in car accidents over the past two weeks may be a result of states reopening, amongst other reasons. The importance of defensive driving during a time when people are experiencing more anxiety than ever is extremely relevant and should be taken into account.
Between April 25th and May 1st, the number of miles driven was down 44%, with an additional 40-50% decline in car accident claims. However, recent re-openings have reversed this decline and now, the calls reporting accidents are flooding in.
411Pain is paying very close attention to the accident rate as the stay-at-home orders ease up. If you are involved in a car accident, Call Path at 1-800-411-PAIN for expert referrals and the care you need when dealing with a traumatic accident.