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Two Die In Speeding Incidents In Arlington

The Arlington Police are asking that the public slow down on roads instead of speeding up because of the reduced traffic. Dallas News reports.

Two fatal car crashes happened last weekend, both related to speeding. The first happened to an 18-year-old who struck a pickup and died. The driver of the truck escaped injury. The second crash involved a driver losing control and striking a utility pole. He was ejected from the vehicle and died.

The police say they haven’t seen an overall increase in the number of people speeding, but speeds are getting faster. Along I-20, police have clocked drivers going well over 100 mph.

Drivers need to be aware that even when there is no traffic on the road, going faster than the road design can cause you to lose control of the car. The faster you go, the greater the risk.

Traffic has dropped around 40-50% across the nation thanks to the COVID-19 lockdowns. Much of the remaining traffic is commercial vehicles. These are essential for keeping the stores stocked and have been granted free access to travel.

If you must travel out on your own, please watch out for these trucks and avoid going over the speed limits. Wrecking with one of these cars isn’t just harmful to you, but you could delay a valuable shipment in this time of crisis.

 

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