Increased speeding during Covid was a key factor in a recent rise in crash fatalities, law-enforcement officials say. About 42,000 people died in car crashes in the U.S. last year, up 8% from 2019, the nonprofit National Safety Council estimates, citing preliminary figures. Police are using speed cameras, tickets, lower speed limits amid concern more people are expected to drive this summer.
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From the news release of the American Association for Justice.