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NYC Motor Vehicle Accident Rate Went up in 2020

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The consequences of the 2019 novel coronavirus, also known as COVID-19, are hard to understate. Not only has it had a massive impact on daily life and the economy, its effects have reverberated even into people’s driving habits. As a result, 2020 became the deadliest year for motor vehicle accidents in New York City in more than half a decade.

A Rise in Motor Vehicle Fatalities

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NYC Begins Phase One Reopening from COVID-19 Quarantine

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Starting on June 8, New York City began the first phase of reopening after the COVID-19 quarantine was imposed in March. The reopening, which began exactly 100 days after the first coronavirus case was identified in the city, signals a wind down of the strict quarantine procedures that have kept people at home for the past few months. So long as the rate of coronavirus cases continues to decline, the City will be able to proceed to the next stages of reopening over the next few months.

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COVID-19 Quarantine Has Led to an Increase in Speeding Tickets in NYC

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The coronavirus pandemic has caused many significant changes in people’s lifestyles, with most people now staying home whenever possible. This has significantly reduced rush hour traffic and has led to fewer vehicles on the road. Many of us may have also seen a temporary reduction in our car insurance premiums for vehicles that we are barely using. However, the reduction in traffic has also brought about some changes to the traffic habits of those still on the road.

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