NEW YORK (CBS NEWS) – Your holiday road trip is underway. You’ve already navigated the overcrowded I-35 corridor from Dallas to Austin. Or you’ve pulled out of the parking lot of Southern California’s freeways, where motorcycles do a balancing act down the white line at 70 miles per hour. But it’s not time to breathe a sigh of relief, or even believe that you’re safe.
The Auto Insurance Center (AIC) just completed a study of the deadliest driving conditions by state throughout the U.S. from 2005 to 2015. The insurance news and information website used the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s fatal accident reporting system to reveal the cause of deadly crashes. They include reckless driving, road rage, drunk driving, racing the guy next to you and — finally — bad weather.
When it comes to weather, rain is the grim reaper of traffic deaths, killing more people than fog, sleet and snow combined – even in Alaska.
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