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Austin traffic fatalities rose in 2020 despite fewer drivers

AUSTIN, TX – According to the Austin Monitor, more people died on Austin roadways last year despite fewer drivers due to Covid-19.

Traffic deaths reached their highest levels since 2015 in 2020. 94 people died on Austin roads last year, with roughly a fifth of those deaths taking place on I-35 or its service roads.

Authorities believe that since there were fewer drivers on the roadway, many motorists were able to drive faster. This may have caused more deadly crashes.

The City of Austin voted last summer to reduce many speed limits throughout the city. This change will not affect highways, which are under state control.

This is a series of articles presented by Gibson Hill Personal Injury as a way of keeping our Austin community safer and informed about traffic incidents and other news. Blog posts should not be taken as legal advice. However, if you or someone you know has been injured in an accident, call the Austin car accident injury lawyers of Gibson Hill today for a consultation. You may be able to receive compensation for lost wages, medical bills, or other expenses.