WICHITA, Kan. (KAKE) – This week we are heading into 2022, but we are still looking at repercussions from the COVID-19 pandemic that to start with began impacting the U.S. in 2020.  But this time, it’s impacting the roadways.

“I push on Kellogg just about every single day. There is a lot of rushing,” explained Zakaria Fakir. 

He ongoing, “There is a apparent change in people’s actions on the highway.”

Fakir explained he is observed a major transform in the way other drivers are on the streets.

“Speed symptoms are very substantially there as a recommendation any longer.  It really is not unconventional for men and women to be driving 10, 15 miles an hour around the speed limit,” said Fakir. 

The U.S. Transportation Division claims 2020 was just one of the deadliest decades for deaths prompted by crashes throughout the country in more than a 10 years.

“Lately speed has been an situation,” stated Rachel Bell. 

Bell with the Kansas Turnpike Authority stated the turnpike saw a important drop in traffic when COVID to start with started off and drivers still on the highway greater their speeds, but it didn’t previous. 

“As we have gotten extra visitors back on the street, velocity just has not occur down,” stated Bell. 

KHP mentioned which is foremost to an increase in crashes induced by reckless driving.

Just in excess of the weekend in Wichita there was a crash that still left a person guy lifeless following law enforcement say he missing management of his motor vehicle.

With officers on the lookout at velocity as a variable.

The Sedgwick County Sheriff’s Business office is also urging motorists not to drink and generate and to be informed on the roads this week. The office’s ‘Taking Down DUI’ Site visitors Enforcement Campaign is in entire swing which goes until January 2nd.