A lot of us in Personal Injury were interested to see how the Shelter-In-Place orders around Georgia (and Nation) would affect the volume of accidents. Some thought the worst. Others simply were optimistic and praying for the best for their business.
Well, Georgia seems to keeping it as essential business as the Atlanta Journal Constitution reported accidents on it’s major interstates remained the same for the month of March.
According to the report, traffic volume on Georgia 400 and Interstate 285 was down 30-35% for the month of March. Despite the decrease in volume, there were still 330 traffic accidents reported which is about an average month.
What is the culprit for accidents staying the same despite volume being lower?
The Sandy Spring Police Department said they stopped 52 drivers in March with 21 of them driving in excess of 100 MPH. One driver was even caught going 129 MPH.
In other words, the road may look clear and safe, but bad drivers will always be bad drivers.
Which is good news for all of us in the personal injury field.