Well, the streets and highways are getting more and more crowded. I attended my nephew’s wedding last week in Nashville. I40 East and West was very crowded. Dangerous too. Huge wrecks. Like a parking lot with two long sections at a complete standstill for miles. Ugh!!
According to most recent traffic reports across America, drivers are still operating their automobiles as they did when the coronavirus was at its peak and the highways were empty due to quarantining. Less police on the roads and thus less threat of incurring a speeding ticket due to the police force’s concerns over contracting the virus itself. So people took advantage of that and well…sped!
But that’s rapidly coming to an end. School’s back in session and so police are crowding the school zones. I know of several people who have been cited for just barely exceeding the speed limit in those zones. The highway patrol was everywhere along the interstate going both ways to and from last week’s wedding in Nashville. They hide cleverly behind trees on downhill grades when you have a tendency to forget how fast you’re going. Police car lights were flashing all over the place with stopped vehicles caught speeding.
The point? The old normal is the new normal: The more things change, the more they stay the same.
Since people still speed as if quarantining was still in effect, we advise you be extra wary, especially with more and more cars returning to the road.
Handing out a few traffic tickets won’t stop reckless driving. Be careful.
And, as always, call us at G3 if you are in a car wreck. We’ll help you get your life back.
G Turner Howard III
G3 Attorney, Wreck Attorney