Hold down car insurance costs by driving safely

A new study finds that drivers are statistically more likely to be involved in serious automobile accidents during October and other autumn months.

A new study finds that drivers are statistically more likely to be involved in serious automobile accidents during October and other autumn months.

The report from the University of Michigan's Transportation Research Institute indicated that October is the worst month for highway fatalities, with 10.2 deaths per billion kilometers driven.

Researcher Michael Sivak said that drivers are about 16 percent more at risk for a fatal crash in October than they are in March. Overall highway fatalities were said to be at their highest from October through December, and at their lowest from February through April.

Sivak indicated that average fatality rates decline monthly after peaking in October before starting to trend back upward in March. He also acknowledged that the study is counter to the perception that the summer months, because of factors like road trips and more drinking, would tend to be the most dangerous time for driving.

An upswing in serious traffic accidents lead to greater costs for auto insurance, impacting both consumers and companies. With that in mind, safe driving any time of year is the most advisable path to follow.

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Posted: July 16, 2009

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