During the COVID-19 springtime shutdowns – with relatively clear highlighways – drivers across the industry increased speed – in all categories, light, moderate and heavy speeding (examine the uptick in speeds within the vertical blue bar that repersents the springtime shutdown periods – mid March to early May). During this period, the data show a 20% increase in heavy speeding or 11 mph over the legal limit!
Compared to 2019, peak season 2020 also shows substantial increases in every drive time speeding category and a 18% rise in heavy speeding! The unprecedented demands of E-commerce are the likely cause. In other words, rising consumer expectations for on-demand, next day deliveries means drivers are pushing the limits.
For further details see: Tis the speeding season, Samsara data show. Fleetowner.com