This composite image shows the progression of a partial solar eclipse over Ross Lake, in Northern Cascades National Park, Washington on Monday, Aug. 21, 2017. During that eclipse event, one additional traffic accident occurred every 25 minutes and one extra fatal crash happened every 95 minutes. Credit: NASA/Bill Ingalls This composite image shows the progression of a partial solar eclipse over Ross Lake, in Northern Cascades National Park, Washington on Monday, Aug. 21, 2017. During that eclipse event, one additional traffic accident occurred every 25 minutes and one extra fatal crash happened every 95 minutes. Credit: NASA/Bill Ingalls

A 31% increase in fatal accidents was seen during the days surrounding the 2017 total eclipse event, according to a study from the Sunnybrook Research Institute and the universities of British Columbia and Toronto.

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