Motorcycle-related deaths more common during full moon, study finds

December 11, 2017 at 19:23 , by admin

(The study’s researchers said there were an average of 9.1 motorcycle deaths at night when there was a full moon, compared with an average of 8.64 motorcycle deaths on nights without a full moon. Noah Silliman/unsplash.com)

Motorcyclists should take extra care the next time they’re out for a drive at night during a full moon.

A new study in the Christmas issue of the BMJ suggests that a full moon is associated with an increased risk of fatal motorcycle crashes.

Analyzing 1975-2014 data from the official U.S. registry of motor vehicle crashes, researchers from Princeton University and the University of Toronto calculated the number of fatal motorcycle crashes on full moon nights compared with the control nights without full moons.

They found an average of 9.1 motorcycle deaths at night when there was a full moon, compared with an average of 8.64 motorcycle deaths on nights without a full moon.

Read the full story published by CBC News here.

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