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Sun Jun 7, 2020, 05:49 AM

Traffic citations, accidents down in Arkansas during COVID-19

Social distancing and more people working remotely has resulted in less traffic on Arkansas highways.

Travel on all roads and streets decreased by 18.6% for March of this year compared to March 2019, according to data from the U.S. Department of Transportation Federal Highway Administration.

In Arkansas, vehicles traveled 2,912 miles in March compared to 3,458 miles in March 209, according to the Federal Highway Administration, a decrease of 15.8%. Texas vehicles traveled 20,005 miles this March compared to 24,084 miles in March 2019, a decrease of 16.9%

Speed is a contributing factor to most motor vehicle crashes and is a primary target for troopers across the state, said Bill Sadler, spokesman for the Arkansas State Police.

Read more: https://www.texarkanagazette.com/news/texarkana/story/2020/jun/07/traffic-citations-accidents-down-arkansas-during-covid-19/829992/

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