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Riskier early morning commutes and late-night driving saw see fewer miles year-on-year. This could be a positive for road safety as early morning commutes see heavy congestion, while late-night driving is accompanied by poorer visibility, Metromile reported. (Credit: Jevanto Productions/stock.adobe.com) Riskier early morning commutes and late-night driving saw see fewer miles year-on-year. This could be a positive for road safety as early morning commutes see heavy congestion, while late-night driving is accompanied by poorer visibility, Metromile reported. (Credit: Jevanto Productions/stock.adobe.com)

During March, miles driven by U.S. motorists increased 20% month-on-month and 19% compared with the year prior, according to Metromile, which noted traffic is still below pre-pandemic levels.

Drivers in Illinois and Washington state increased miles driven the most at 29% and 30%, respectively. This might be due to people resuming commutes as large employers in both states reopen offices. This trend was seen in the Seattle area, as many large tech companies encouraged employees to return to offices at the end of the month, the pay-per-mile auto insurer reported.

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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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