Police throughout the country are looking to crack down on a potential fresh wave of speeding offenses. Drivers who see roads emptier than usual may be tempted to go faster, which has resulted in an increase in accidents over the past year.
Accidents have gone up
There has been a recent dramatic rise in the number of fatalities related to driving accidents. Across the country, over 42,000 people died in car accidents in 2020. This represented a rise of over 8% from the same figure in 2019. As a result, police are being more vigilant than ever in cracking down on speeding.
Some of the accidents that occurred in 2020 were caused by drivers who were speeding at a rate of over 100 miles per hour. The roads were quieter than ever during most of the past year, which may have caused some drivers to let down their guard. The results of throwing caution to the wind were fatal for some. Drivers across the country are being asked to show restraint and common sense.
Police are cracking down on traffic offenses
Police are being pressured to crack down on hazardous driving due to the alarming rise in the number of total injuries and fatalities on the roads. This means that you can anticipate increased police presence on the highways. You can expect less tolerance for criminal offenses such as speeding and other traffic violations.
The consequences of being involved in an accident could be serious, so police may be overly vigilant in issuing traffic citations. If you feel that you have been treated unfairly as a result, you may want to seek legal assistance.