Another unintended result of the lockdown is more accidents. Speeding is the key reason for more violent accidents. More people died between March 16 to April 21 in Minnesota, with more violent collisions in that period being reported than in the last 6 years.
“The biggest jump in the 10 metro areas came in Los Angeles, where the average rpm speed rose from 39 mph to 61 mph.”
The CHP recently wrote 2,500 speeding tickets to drivers going faster than 100 mph.
“ 'My biggest concern is once we open up the floodgates and people can get out there and travel freely again, what are we going to see?' said Pam Fischer, senior director of external engagement at the nonprofit Governors Highway Safety Association, which represents state highway safety offices."
Wall Street Journal, April 29, 2020