Fewer cars on world’s roads but deadlier crashes during lockdown, stats show
Speeding offences rose 187% in London during lockdown compared to a year ago, but extreme speeding offences increased even more — 236%
London — Coronavirus lockdowns led to huge reductions in traffic and fewer car crashes this northern hemisphere spring, but as drivers sped up on quieter roads, the collisions became deadlier in several cities, a Reuters analysis shows.
In New York City, the ratio of fatal crashes to all collisions rose 167% in April from a year ago. The increase was 292% in Chicago and 65% in Boston. Across the ocean, in Madrid, Spain, the rate of fatal collisions was 470% higher...