Deadly Wrong-Way Highway Crashes Rise

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JAMESTOWN – Deadly wrong-way highway crashes are on the rise.

According to researchers with AAA there were just over 2,000 deaths from wrong way collisions on divided highways between 2015 and 2018. That’s up 34 percent from 2010 to 2014.

The main cause is alcohol and older age. They also found that driving without a passenger increase the risk of wrong way crashes.

The study also revealed that 6 out of 10 wrong way crashes involved an alcohol-impaired driver.


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