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Insurance industry data link NFL games to higher car crash rates
Insurance industry data link NFL games to higher car crash rates

On Super Bowl Sunday, the football players will be taking hits on the field. The rest of us will be taking hits on the road. A variety of insurance industry data links the big game and other NFL matches to an increase in auto collisions. Sunday is the Super Bowl of drunk driving, according to California safety officials and the Auto Club of Southern California. They looked at five years of California crash data and found there was a 77% increase in alcohol-related crashes causing injury or death on Super Bowl Sunday. In some communities, such as San Diego, the number of drunk driving crashes more than doubled. “Every one of us has a responsibility to ensure we do not contribute...

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