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Written by Rebecca Barnabi, glassBYTEs.com


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Enterprise Rent-A-Car’s Q1 2021 report tracking the average length of car rentals reveals Louisiana saw the largest increase in both drivable and non-drivable claims.

Drivable claims refer to claims in which a vehicle is operable after an auto accident. If a vehicle is not operable after an auto accident, the claim is considered non-drivable.


According to Mitchell International, the report states the length of vehicle rentals attributable to insurance claim increased by 2.7 days in the first quarter in Louisiana.


Alabama, Iowa, Oklahoma, South Dakota, Idaho and Mississippi saw increases of one full day or more.


The largest decrease was in Colorado, where the length of rental (LOR) dropped by 1.8 days from 2020. According to the report, this decrease was almost one full day greater than the state with the next-longest drop. Minnesota’s LOR dropped one full day from 10.4 to 9.4.


Non-drivable claims in Louisiana increased by two full days in the first quarter, from 20.4 to 22.4. Idaho, Mississippi and Oklahoma also saw non-drivable increases of more than one day.


Only five other states experienced increases: Arkansas, Alabama, Arizona, Iowa and Vermont.


Non-drivable decreases were seen in 41 states and Washington, D.C.


Significant decreases include a drop of 4.6 days in Wyoming, and three days or more in Colorado, Kansas, Minnesota, North Dakota and Washington.


Decreases between 2.0 and 2.9 days were experienced in...

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