Unsurprisingly, the number of traffic fatalities decreased in 2020. What is interesting is that the number of alcohol related fatalities, which had been on a downward trend since 2015, slightly increased last year. There was also a substantial increase in the number of fatalities caused by a failure to wear a seatbelt. Delaware Department of Transportation Fatality Statistics.
It is likely that the statistics were skewed by the altered commuting and driving habits of Delawareans during the pandemic, but they do offer insight into the current state of our roads. Per the statistics, there have been increases in deaths because fewer Delawareans are following safety precautions such as wearing seatbelts and driving unimpaired.
Attorneys at Murphy & Landon are available to discuss issues concerning traffic accidents, collisions, crashes, and fatalities in all three counties in Delaware. For a free consultation, contact us at www.msllaw.com, 866-939-8100 or 302-472-8100.