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Drivers mistakenly believe winter is most dangerous travel time, survey shows

June 30

Most Americans interviewed in a national poll believe winter is the most dangerous time for driving, but the truth is that summer is the most dangerous time with Fourth of July weekend being the deadliest.

In survey findings released June 28, researchers at the University of Minnesota’s Center for Excellence in Rural Safety (CERS) found that an overwhelming 83 percent of Americans consider winter to be “the most dangerous season to be driving on rural roadways.” Summer is actually the most dangerous time, but only eight percent believe that. Four percent found spring the most dangerous time, and four percent see fall as the most dangerous time.

The Fourth of July is often the most dangerous driving day of the year, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. Crowded rural roads and holiday-related drinking are among the many factors that contribute to the danger.

via Drivers mistakenly believe winter is most dangerous travel time, survey shows.

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