How COVID Lockdowns Kept Roads Safer

A recent study conducted by Ohio officials found that the state’s lockdown due to the COVID-19 pandemic led to a significant decrease in traffic-related crashes and deaths. Though this is great news, the number of traffic-related incidents began to increase once those lockdowns were lifted.

An article posted by U.S. News reports that Ohio’s lockdown period had 55% fewer traffic crashes and 34% fewer severe/fatal injuries compared to 2019 data. Once the state reopened and businesses were back to normal, traffic issues began to return to levels from previous years.

Authors from the Journal of the American Medical Association note, “previous studies have suggested that the rebound may have been due to increased alcohol and marijuana use, speeding, sudden acceleration/braking, and mobile phone use seen among drivers after the lockdowns.”

After nearly a year of being stuck at home, the OnMyWay family understands the want to get out of the house and back to normal, but we need to focus on being safe while doing so. As more states begin to reopen, drivers need to be aware of the risks associated with distracted driving.

ABOUT ONMYWAY

OnMyWay Is The #1 Distracted Driving Mobile App In The Nation!

OnMyWay, based in Charleston, SC, The Only Mobile App That Pays its Users Not to Text and Drive. The #1 cause of death among young adults ages 16-27 is Car Accidents, with the majority related to Distracted Driving.

OnMyWay’s mission is to reverse this epidemic through positive rewards. Users get paid for every mile they do not text and drive and can refer their friends to get compensated for them as well. The money earned can then be used for Cash Cards, Gift Cards, Travel Deals, and Much, Much More….

The company also makes it a point to let users know that OnMyWay does NOT sell users’ data and only tracks them for purposes of providing a better experience while using the app.

The OnMyWay app is free to download and is currently available on both the App Store for iPhones and Google Play for Android @ OnMyWay; Drive Safe, Get Paid. Sponsors and advertisers can contact the company directly through their website @ www.onmyway.com.