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Wednesday, 07 April 2021 17:19

Data Confirms Pandemic Driving Patterns Have Resulted in Harder Hits, More Totals

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A recent report from data analytics firm Arity showed increases in vehicle speeds allowed by empty roads last March and April haven’t returned to pre-pandemic levels. A recent report from data analytics firm Arity showed increases in vehicle speeds allowed by empty roads last March and April haven’t returned to pre-pandemic levels.

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...$3,421 last year, up 5.4% from 2019.

 

Average body labor rates rose just 1.6% last year, according to CCC data, but there was an uptick in the average number of labor hours per claim---24, versus 23.6 or fewer in each of the previous dozen years---and the average number of parts per claim jumped to 11.1, up from 10.5 in 2019. It was just eight per claim in 2011, when the trend of yearly increase in parts count began.

 

Two other notable stats released by CCC: Photo-based estimating accounted for 21% of initial appraisals in 2020, a not-surprising increase of nearly 50%, and average cycle time, based on repairs-started to repairs-completed, so excluding time before or after actual repairs, rose by a half-day over the past three years, to 8.5 days.

 

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