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Drivers speed up commutes during coronavirus, data reveals [Fox Business]

May 26, 2020

Drivers have reportedly sped up on their commutes during the coronavirus.

According to data from Cambridge Mobile Telematics (CMT) that was emailed to FOX Business, there has been a significant increase in speeding during regular commute times.

CMT analyzed 1.28 million trips between May 1 and May 14 this year and during the same days last year. It specifically focused on rush hour times, from 7 a.m. to 10 a.m. and from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.

CMT found that during both morning and evening commutes, drivers have increased their speeds from last year.

In the mornings, drivers spent 42.1 percent more time during their commute speeding compared to morning commuters in 2019, according to the data. Drivers are reportedly speeding between 15 and 20 mph over the speed limit.

CMT also found that from May 1 to May 14 this year, the median morning commute for drivers has decreased 9.6 percent from last year.

This year, the median morning commute time is 13 minutes and four seconds compared to 14 minutes and 28 seconds last year, CMT reported.

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