Stay-At-Home Order Results in Less Car Crashes, Less Fatalities in Houston


Many Texans are looking forward to Authorities eventually lifting Stay-at-home orders. However, there’s one benefit to everyone working from home: a lot less car crashes.

According to data from Houston Transtar, major freeway traffic in March was half of what it was last year. Freeway crashes dropped by more than half during the same time. Still, our KTRH traffic anchor “Sky Mike” Valdez says you need to be careful if you need to drive on the highway.

“The higher speeds at which we are moving are contributing to the severity of some of these crashes we do get now. You’re seeing the texting and driving still,” Valdez explained. “So, distracting driving plus faster speeds is a good equation for trouble.”

One place to keep your eyes open is I-45 North Freeway. Even amid the outbreak, there is still frequent traffic coming into Houston from Conroe, Spring, and the Woodlands.


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