NEW JERSEY – 2020 showed an alarming increase in traffic deaths in New Jersey, despite the COVID-19 pandemic reducing the number of cars on the road.
According to Daily Voice, fatal crashes rose by about 5% more than last year’s 552 death throughout the state of New Jersey. This is despite the reduction of traffic volume following stay-at-orders, the transition of many people to working from home, and curfews.
Authorities say this trend is due to drivers taking greater risks, including not wearing their seatbelts, speeding, or driving under the influence.
The trend reaches far beyond New Jersey. Nationwide, authorities are putting efforts in place to change driving behavior to keep people safe, especially after 2020’s tragic statistics.
The New Jersey car accident attorneys of Brach Eichler Trial Lawyers provide these blog posts to keep our neighbors informed about accidents across the Garden State. They should not be construed as legal advice. However, if you or someone you love has been injured on the road and someone else is at fault, we would like to discuss your case with you. Contact us today to begin a free, no-obligation consultation.