People Still Dying On Pa Roadways Despite Drop In Driving

12.14.20 | Terry Diener

The National Safety Council reports although people now aren’t driving as much as they were before the pandemic, the number of highway deaths has surged since the lockdown was lifted.

In June, traffic was down 15.5% year-over-year, but fatalities climbed 14.6% compared with June 2019, the opposite of what experts expected. That trend has played out every month since.

Some safety experts believe drivers in the United States, including in Pennsylvania, have developed poor driving habits in the stress of the moment.