On January 31, the Trump Administration, through the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, declared a public health emergency and imposed a mandatory 14-day quarantine for any U.S. citizens who have visited Hubei Province in China within the preceding two weeks.
Rate of Crash Deaths on U.S. Roads During Coronavirus Pandemic
It was the beginning of the Covid pandemic. The assumption of less driving results in fewer accidents and less fatality was false according to the National Safety Council.
Through the first three months of 2020, the following states have experienced notable increases in the number of roadway deaths: Arkansas (16%), California (8%), Connecticut (42%), Illinois (11%), Louisiana (23%), Nevada (10%), New York (17%), North Carolina (10%), Oklahoma (9%), Tennessee (6%) and Texas (6%).
States with notable decreases include Arizona (-4%), Hawaii (-32%), Idaho (-28%), Iowa (-13%), Maryland (-13%), Michigan (-12%), Oregon (-24%) and South Carolina (-12%).
For the three-day Memorial Day weekend starting at 6 p.m. ET Friday, May 22, NSC estimates 366 potential fatalities. If the estimate holds, it will be the lowest number of fatalities for the holiday period since 2014.
About the Author
- Mr. Lazarus has served as lead counsel on hundreds of litigated actions in which he has taken and/or defended over a thousand depositions of parties, witnesses, and experts.
- He has also represented clients as lead counsel on approximately five bench trials, approximately twenty jury trials, approximately one hundred binding arbitrations, more than a hundred judicial arbitrations, and over two hundred mediations, mandatory settlement conferences, and voluntary settlement conferences.