April 17, 2020

IT WON'T BALANCE VIRUS DEATHS...:

Cities are starting to report big declines in car crashes, but increases in speeding (Sarah Goodyear, 4/16/20, City Metric)

In cities around the globe, the shutdown has led to a radical downturn in automobile traffic as drivers stay at home. On 10 April in the five counties of New York City, for example, estimated vehicle miles traveled were down between 78% and 92% from January volumes, according to Streetlight, a mobility data company. In Denver, driving is down an estimated 75%. In Houston, 66%. In Miami, 72%. In Chicago, 68%. Several major auto insurance providers have offered discounts to their customers to reflect the reduced risk, with premiums cut by as much as 20%. 


...but it will be interesting to see how many lives are saved by the lockdown, from traffic deaths to crime-related to pollution-related, etc.


N.B. Lyman Stone discussed some of this on The Remnant.



Posted by at April 17, 2020 7:03 AM

  

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