More Risk for Car Accidents in DC, Maryland, and Virginia
I don't know about you but it seems like nobody remembers how to drive since the Coronavirus hit. There's certainly less traffic, and that's a relief. But I'll bet you didn't know that in northern Virginia, eight people were stopped going over 100 mph in just one day and one guy was doing 132!
There's a pretty serious problem in Maryland, too (and not just since COVID). Over the last two years, Maryland's speeding cameras (some hidden behind Porta Potties, especially near construction zones) have raked in $23 million in fines over a 2 year period. But they've also reduced speeding through construction zones from 7% of cars down to 1%, so way to go Maryland!
And D.C. just lowered the speed limit on many city streets to 20 mph to try to prevent pedestrian accidents, which have been on the rise for several years running. So far this year, there have been 10 fatal crashes in the District.
Let's face it, reckless drivers are out there and they affect all of us. I'm seeing it personally when I'm out there.
Don't get mixed up in it - if someone is aggressively tailgating, swerving in and out, just ignore him. Easier said than done (speaking from experience here) but these guys are the ones with the problem, not us. Let's keep it that way!
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