An estimated 800 people die each year throughout the United States in car accidents that are caused by sleet, freezing rain, and snow, according to a new study. Researchers discovered that the number of car accident-related deaths were consistently higher in areas that routinely receive heavy snowfall and other winter weather conditions.
Headed by a scientist from the University of Georgia, this study is the first of its kind in terms of contrasting the actual death count with the projected rate according to weather patterns and total population.
In New York state between 1975 and 2011, 2,767 victims were killed in car crashes during sleet, freezing rain, or snowfall, asserts the study. The city of New York had substantially lower death rates than any area of upstate New York. Researchers hypothesized that metropolitan areas have reduced rates of car accident-related deaths due to the fact that a lot of people opt to use mass transit, such as buses and subways, particularly during inclement wintery weather.
Counties in Central New York had death rates that were much higher than anticipated. For example, Onondaga County experienced 1.43 actual fatalities for every anticipated death. Oswego County had a shocking 4.7 fatalities for every anticipated death, making it one of the highest rates in the state of New York.
Wintertime is the most dangerous season for driving. Listed below are a few friendly suggestions for staying safe while you drive in Colorado this winter.
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