It is common sense for motorists to exercise more caution during inclement weather. What may surprise some Connecticut drivers is that it does not require heavy precipitation to create adverse driving conditions. Researchers discovered that the chances of being involved in serious car accidents increases dramatically even during light rainfall.
Studies that have been conducted in the past showed a correlation between wet and snowy roads and the rate of traffic accidents. However, most of those studies gathered data from police reports and reported weather conditions from nearby locations to gauge if weather played a factor in the recorded accidents during a set time frame. The most recent study went further in studying just how much effect weather has on the numbers of crashes in an area.