Solar eclipse traffic can lead to more car deaths

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It's an exciting time for those who worship the moon as Earth's natural satellite About attention span A total eclipse will be visible from large parts of the United States on April 8. As exciting as the lunar phenomenon is, it turns out it can also be It can mean dangerous times for motoristsA study warns that fatal car accidents could increase.

A total solar eclipse will be visible across the United States on April 8, when the moon passes in front of the sun, temporarily blocking its light from reaching Earth. When that happens, a new paper warns that fatal car accidents will increase across the country. reports.

According to the site, 2017 Eclipse in America Deaths on the country's roads have soared, and experts are now warning that the same could happen during the eclipse next month. As explains:

The rise in accidents was not linked to the eclipse-induced daylight blackout. In fact, „we see a significant decrease in the hour that covers the eclipse,” said co-author Dr. Donald Redelmeier, professor of medicine at the University of Toronto and staff physician at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre.

„The problem is the surrounding hours when people are traveling to their observation location and especially after,” Redelmeier told Live Science. „We are particularly concerned about the drive home.”

So we're sure you know to turn on your lights and be careful when driving in the dark, and we want to spend this time. Excited about the eclipse.

We know getting dark during the day is new, but that doesn't mean you have to drive like a maniac to get the best view of the moon in front of the sun.

Stay safe out there, kids. And remember, Do not look directly at the eclipse in the eye.

A version of this article originally appeared on Jalopnik.

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