Empty Roads Shouldn’t Mean Speeding Up

On behalf of The Berger Firm July 30, 2020

Living in Covington, there is likely not a day that goes by that you don’t see or hear about a crash on I-75. The highway has always been backed up around rush hour, and it’s constantly busy. Combined with driving differences between Ohioans and Kentuckians, this environment is prone to collisions.

There has been less traffic on the roads this year, but that has created its own issues. As fewer vehicles flooded the roads in the last several months, reckless driving has increased. On longer roads, some drivers take advantage of the more open flow of traffic and speed dozens of miles an hour over the limit. Some people approach exits too quickly, leading to crashes. Others speed and can’t stop when the traffic suddenly slows near the Ohio River.

Being a Safe Driver Should Be a Priority

Even if you’re driving at a time of day when there is less traffic, you still need to be a safe driver. That may mean staying below the speed limit and watching as other drivers pass you because you’re doing what you need to do to stay safe.

When you give yourself less time to react, the likelihood is that you aren’t going to be able to maneuver or stop as quickly as you need to. This could lead to serious collisions, particularly because of traveling at higher speeds.

When you’re on the road, don’t be afraid to call the police if someone is driving recklessly. If you end up in a collision with someone who was acting in a reckless manner, then you should be able to pursue a claim against them.