Report reveals facts about COVID-19 lockdown road crashes

The national COVID-19 lockdown from March to August did not proportionally reduce road deaths, according to new research. Despite fewer people using the roads, the Australian Road Research Board (ARRB) found there was an increase in cyclist road deaths, and an increase in people killed on the roads in Queensland. While there was up to 30% less road use during the national lockdown, there was only a 10% reduction in fatal crashes, and an 8% reduction in road fatalities nationwide.