ST. LOUIS, MO (KMOX) - Fewer people have been on Missouri roads in recent weeks, but that hasn't made a significant difference in traffic deaths.
The Missouri Highway Patrol says in the month of April -- during stay-at-home orders -- traffic volume statewide dropped by 40%.
However, fatalities during that time only went down 14%.
The Patrol says excessive speed is to blame. In recent weeks troopers have written more tickets to motorists traveling in excess of 100 mph.