Staying Safe on Empty Highways During COVID-19 Pandemic

May 22, 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic has contributed an ease in traffic, but an increase in speeding across the country. As only essential workers occupy Pennsylvania roads, less cars travel the roads. Due to the stay-at-home order, more people are walking or riding bicycles.

The shutdown has encouraged drivers to behave recklessly. Police across the nation are reporting drivers exceeding 100 mph on roads and highways.

Police departments across Pennsylvania are not pausing work during the COVID-19 epidemic. Tickets and citations are still going out. In fact, police activity might even increase in order to curb the reckless behavior of many drivers.

As tempting as an empty road may be, it is more important than ever to not behave recklessly while driving. Your life and the life of others is at risk. In a time where more pedestrians and bicyclists are out and about, drivers should be even more vigilant than normal.

Drivers need to remember to obey traffic laws and follow posted speed limits. Drive cautiously, use signals and obey stop signs and traffic lights. Your life and the life of others is in your hands.

Melaragno, Placidi & Parini has decades of experience dealing with car accidents and know precisely what to do to obtain fair compensation for your losses. Call us today. We are here to listen to your story and help you navigate the legal process.

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