The U.S people are learning a lesson from the virus now spreading all over the U.S, but car crashes in California were reduced by quite half following the state’s “shelter in place” order to limit the coronavirus spread and therefore the fewer crashes saved taxpayers an estimated $1 billion during the period of time , consistent with a survey last Wednesday.
The UC Davis survey concluded the shortage of crashes was a results of “statistically significant” changes in traffic volume.
Traffic volume in certain highways was down by 55 percent in comparison to data from last year, leading to a scarcity of crashes and a possible savings of $40 million every day to the general public .
“The savings was about $40 million each day … That’s about $15 billion over a one-year period, which is nearly the dimensions of the state portion of California’s transportation allow a year,” Fraser, co-director of the Road Ecology Center.
The study, of course, found out the data from California Highway Patrol incident reports and therefore the savings were calculated by using similar data from the FHA, consistent with the paper.
The prices included property damage, treatment of injuries, lost time at work, emergency responses, insurance claims and therefore the equivalent cost of a life, the survey said.
The survey checked out data from when Gov. Gavin Newsom’s occupy home order went into effect and compared it to an identical period in 2019. Between March 21 — two days after the order — and April 11, the typical daily number of all traffic collisions was about 450. Collisions were estimated to be 1,128 during an equivalent time last year.
Fatal car crashes decreased from 496 to 237 over an equivalent 22 day period, the survey said.
Shilling added that a serious advantage of the stay-at-home order was a discount in fatalities and injuries amid pedestrians and cyclists throughout the state.
”Suddenly you’ve got much fewer cars,” Shilling said, consistent with the paper. “So it’s much safer to be a pedestrian or cyclist lately .”