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April saw the greatest reduction in DUIs and relative change over the prior year, however, each month following has seen an increase, according to Tim Grant, senior director of auto underwriting at LexisNexis Risk Solutions. <i>(Credit: Paul Biryukov/Shutterstock.com)</i> April saw the greatest reduction in DUIs and relative change over the prior year, however, each month following has seen an increase, according to Tim Grant, senior director of auto underwriting at LexisNexis Risk Solutions. (Credit: Paul Biryukov/Shutterstock.com)

Despite fewer motorists on the roads in 2020, but in line with the disappointing spirit of the year, driving became a more risky proposition. DUIs increased significantly in terms of total violations compared with 2019 levels and major speeding tripled as a percentage of total speeding violations, according to LexisNexis Risk Solutions.

“Early analysis for 2020 driver violations indicates that amidst the pandemic, with exception of March and April, the volume of major violations has in fact increased in total,” said Tim Grant, senior director of auto underwriting at LexisNexis Risk Solutions. “This would indicate a higher level of risk on our roads. It appears the greatest influencer impacting these results is an overall increase in the count of major speeding violations.”

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Steve Hallo

Steve Hallo is an assistant editor with PC360 Group. Prior to his current position, Steve spent nearly a decade covering retail transformation, consumer trends, manufacturing issues and supply chain challenges impacting global CPG markets. He can be reached at [email protected], and on LinkedIn and Twitter.  

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