Rush hour traffic According to CCC's report, traffic is now building later in the day than it did in the past, and is rebounding faster during non-peak hours. (Credit: Jevanto Productions –

Traffic congestion is bouncing back from COVID lockdowns, but it looks a lot different than it did pre-pandemic, says the recently released CCC 2023 Crash Course report. Vehicle miles traveled metro-wide across the 10 most populated cities in the U.S. are 4% above pre-pandemic levels, but the time of day in which traffic congestion and crashes are occurring has changed — and so have auto claims.

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