US Traffic Deaths Rise After Coronavirus Lockdown Expires By Reuters

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. traffic fatalities rose dramatically after coronavirus shutdowns ended in 2020, rising 13.1% in the three months ending Sept. 30, regulators said Wednesday. automotive safety. In total, 11,260 people died on U.S. roads in the third quarter of 2020, up from 9,953 in the same period in 2019, according to preliminary data released by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. The fatality rate jumped to 1.48 deaths per 100 million miles traveled, as vehicle miles traveled remained below 2019 levels.

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