Effects of COVID-19 on Traffic Conditions in Southern Nevada
Waycare created the following White Paper to identify the effects of COVID-19 on traffic congestion, driver speed, vehicle crashes, and fatalities in the Southern Nevada region with a particular focus on Las Vegas. The study was conducted during the timeframe of February through June 2020 to capture the conditions prior to the stay-at-home orders and after they were lifted.
Some of our findings include:
- 40% decrease in traffic congestion near the McCarran International Airport
- 33.7% increase in driver speeds on a portion of US-95
- 1.49% rise in traffic-related fatalities despite a decrease in crashes