June 30, 2010

Be Safe on Deadly Weekend

1 Summer, Not Winter Is Deadliest Time for Driving

According to a new national poll, most Americans mistakenly believe that winter is the most dangerous time for driving. The deadliest season for driving is summer, particularly the Fourth of July weekend. Researchers from the University of Minnesota's Center for Excellence in Rural Safety (CERS) found that only eight percent of people surveyed believe summer is the most dangerous time to drive. "We are wary of winter driving, but let our guard down during summer holidays, when fatalities are most likely to occur," says Tom Horan of CERS. According to the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), 57 percent of highway deaths occur on rural roads. Drivers can search for "hot spots" where the most fatalities occur at www.saferoadmaps.org.

More at EureakAlert | Posted 7 years ago by Peggy Rowland

Tags: Federal Highway Administration, FHWA, Most Dangerous Time for Driving, Highway Deaths, Fourth of July Weekend Driving, Dangerous Times to Drive, Traffic Fatalities, University of Minnesota's Center for Excellence in Rural Safety

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