Science: Motor Crashes

It is a stormy evening, well after dark. The road is slick as an eel under your automobile's tires. You come to a curve, or a grade crossing. "Just the moment for an accident," you mutter to yourself. But, possibly because you recognize it as dangerous, this setting is not the one in which most automobile casualties come about. Not, at least, in New York State, as was shown in a survey of New York's 47,128 accidents during 1925, wherein 1,981 persons were killed and 54,398 injured. The most dangerous setting is this: A...

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