In the early weeks of the COVID-19 lockdowns, it was hard not to notice how empty the roads seemed. According to a study by the transportation analytics company INRIX, vehicle miles traveled dropped significantly – 46 percent nationwide – and it took about 11 weeks to get back to normal. But during that period of fewer drivers, the ones still on the road drove much faster than normal. Fortunately, motor vehicle accidents have dropped in all major cities. But the numbers are starting to return to pre-pandemic levels.