Road traffic has significantly decreased over the past year. With fewer people commuting during the Coronavirus pandemic, areas previously known for congestion have become mostly clear for those still traveling. While these conditions may sound ideal, near-empty roads have resulted in more dangerous driving behaviors.
Based on statistics from the Federal Highway Administration, about 25 percent of all weather-related crashes can be attributed to snow, ice and slushy conditions.
While no one likes having to scrape snow and ice off their vehicle the morning after a snowstorm, it’s a necessity for everyone’s safety. Connecticut, along with 10 other states, have snow removal laws for drivers. The buildup can block your view and creates a hazard for other drivers when it flies off your roof.
According to analysis of UConn Crash Data by AAA, teen drivers were involved in fewer crashes overall during the COVID-19 lockdown, yet experienced more fatalities. Researchers compared the past five years of data to preliminary 2020 figures.