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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.


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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