Scientists warn that a total solar eclipse on April 8 could lead to an uptick in fatal car crashes

Scientists warn that a total solar eclipse on April 8 could lead to an uptick in fatal car crashes

A total solar eclipse on April 8 may come with an uptick in fatal car crashes, scientists warn in a new report.

It is more common to hear about eye injuries associated with eclipses than car accidents. But during the last total solar eclipse in North America — the “Great American Eclipse” of 2017 — the United States saw a brief but significant increase in fatal traffic crashes, researchers warn in a research letter published Monday (March 25) in the journal JAMA. Internal Medicine.

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