More People on the Road Could Lead to More Accidents
PRESS RELEASE UPDATED: JUN 1, 2020
LONG BEACH, Calif., June 1, 2020 (Newswire.com) – Belal Hamideh Law, an accident lawyer in Long Beach, recommends drivers use even more care than normal as California counties re-open. Following the state’s shelter-in-place order, the number of vehicular accidents dropped. As counties re-open, the number of accidents could rise.
The Road Ecology Center at the University of California, Davis found that the state’s shelter-in-place order on March 20 cut the number of traffic accidents (in addition to injuries and even deaths related to traffic accidents) by roughly 50 percent.
On May 8, California moved into “Stage 2” of the state’s “Resilience Roadmap.” In this stage, “lower-risk workplaces” have opened, such as some “retail, manufacturing, offices, outdoor museums, and limited personal services” in some counties. This could lead to more people out on the road, thus increasing the number of vehicular accidents.
“There is no upside to the COVID-19 pandemic. Fewer people out on California’s roadways has led to a welcome and significant decrease in vehicular accidents and fatalities. The opening up of more California counties and businesses is a positive development, as it shows that we’re one step closer to returning to our lives. However, vigilance is necessary. We must be vigilant to stay safe from COVID-19, yes, but we must also be vigilant against other risky behaviors, too. With fewer people on the road, it might feel exciting to drive fast. However, ‘taking care of each other’ in public is about more than just wearing a mask. By driving with the utmost care, wearing a mask while in public, and other safety-promoting behaviors, we can all do our part for one another,” said Belal Hamideh.
In addition to being a vehicular accident attorney, Belal Hamideh also works as a workmans compensation attorney as well.
For more information about driving safely during COVID-19, an accident attorney in Long Beach, or to make a press inquiry, contact Belal Hamideh Law at (562) 526-1224 111 W Ocean Blvd. #424 Long Beach, CA 90802.
Source: Belal Hamideh Law