The California Highway Patrol says that the Stay-at-Home order during the COVID-19 pandemic has impacted the State's roadways.
According to the CHP , preliminary data indicates a 75% reduction in the number of crashes in California this year from March 19 to April 30 , as compared to the same period last year. Additionally , the same data shows an 88% reduction in the number of people killed and a 62% decrease in the number of people injured in crashes. The data also shows a 42% reduction in the number of DUI arrests by CHP officers.
According to the Highway Patrol , not all drivers are on their best behavior during the pandemic. Empty highways have seen a few test the speed limit. Between March 19 and April 30 , CHP officers issued 2,738 citations for speeding in excess of 100 miles per hour. That's an increase of 46% from last year.