Fewer Drivers Has Meant Fewer New Haven Auto Accidents In 2020

October 27, 2020
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From the start of 2020 the city of New Haven has seen significantly less traffic on our roads.  With businesses shuttered and employees working from home there have been fewer and fewer cars on the roads.  While businesses now open up there are still less cars due to the increased need for work from home options.

While the streets were significantly less busy in the first six months of 2020 there have also been less New Haven auto accidents as reported on by the Connecticut Crash Data Repository.  This group, which studies the impacts of traffic on auto accidents and fatalities recently reported out that the decline of traffic on Connecticut roads starting in January led to far fewer accidents as well.

As you might expect, accidents declined sharply in the first half of 2020 compared to the same time in 2019.  In 2019 there were 54,245 car crashes on Connecticut roads which is significantly higher then the 37,732 crashes that were reported in the first half of this year.  While the repository did not report a specific cause for the decline, it stands to reason that with less cars on the roads there would be less car crashes.

One other statistic reported out by the study was the number of fatalities that were reported due to these car crashes in the state.  Interestingly this number increased from 2019 when it was just 98, to a very high 122 fatal crashes in the first half of 2020.

If you or a loved one were involved in a New Haven auto accident and believe you need someone to review your case, contact our office and one of our attorneys will take a look and see how we may be able to help you protect your long term interests.