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Most Dangerous Roads During COVID-19 Stay-at-Home Orders

| May 29, 2020

Evidence suggests roads are becoming more deadly during the COVID-19

QuoteWizard®, a LendingTree company, and one of the nation’s leading online insurance marketplaces released a report analyzing which states have the speediest and most accident-prone drivers to see where roads could be most dangerous during COVID-19 stay-at-home orders.

Fewer drivers on the road traveling less miles are leading to a drastic drop in car accidents. However, evidence suggests roads are becoming more deadly during the COVID-19 with an increase of 14% in fatalities per mile driven.

Visit the full report here, https://quotewizard.com/news/posts/dangerous-roads-during-covid-19

Key Findings:

  • The National Safety Council found that vehicle fatalities per mile driven increased by 14% compared to March 2019.
  • Consumer Federation of America estimates a 50% drop in insurance claims during stay-at-home orders.
  • Open roads are leading to an over 50% increase in highway speeding, making roads more lethal during stay-at-home orders.
  • QuoteWizard data shows Maine, California and South Carolina are the most accident-prone drivers in the country.
  • Hawaii, South Carolina and Delaware are considered to be the most lead-footed drivers in the country.

Methodology

To determine the states with the most dangerous roads, we analyzed driver history from insurance quote data to see which states are the most accident-prone and which states are most lead-footed. Rankings determine the top 25 states with the highest rates of car accidents (accident-prone) and highest rates of speeding tickets (lead-footed).

Category: Driver Stuff, Featured, General Update, News, Safety

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