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Golden Gate Bridge With states limiting travel and access due to the coronavirus, there could be anywhere from 25-30% fewer accidents over the July 4 holiday weekend. (Photo: Jason Doiy Photography/ALM Archives)

This year, July 4th falls on a Saturday – just as it did in 2009 – when we were also are experiencing dramatic disruption to our economy and when unemployment levels were around 9%.

In 2009, for non-comprehensive auto claims with a date of loss over the July 4th five-day weekend (July 3-7), more accidents occurred on the Monday and Tuesday after the holiday. And, non-comprehensive vehicle claims that occurred over the July 4th five-day weekend accounted for 14.5% of overall non-comprehensive claim count for the full month of July 2009. By comparison, in 2019, when July 4th fell on a Thursday, the weekend losses accounted for only 13.9% of the July 2019 losses.

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