Rain is always big news when it hits Southern California, and not just because of the drought. Often times, news of rain means news of car crashes on the freeways, and the inevitable discussion to follow: Can Californians drive in the rain? Well, according to a new data visualization, the answer is no…but we’re probably not worse than other metro areas.
According to California Highway Patrol data, crash rates can increase up to 100% in the rain, depending on the time of day. Crash rates tend to increase the most when there are fewer cars on the road, between the hours of 8:00 p.m. and 6:00 a.m. This graphic, from design engineer Noah Deneau, visualizes the CHP data. The trend is pretty clear.
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Regardless of where you’re driving, if it’s raining or snowing, it’s more dangerous to drive. Slow down, turn on your headlights, and arrive at your destination safely. If you or a loved one has been injured in an auto accident, contact The Law Offices of Larry H. Parker today at (800) 333-0000 for a free legal consultation.