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Driving fatalities on US presidential election days: a reanalysis

Overview of attention for article published in BMC Research Notes, July 2016
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Title
Driving fatalities on US presidential election days: a reanalysis
Published in
BMC Research Notes, July 2016
DOI 10.1186/s13104-016-2148-6
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Authors

Fan Zhang, Peter M. Aronow

Abstract

Redelmeier and Tibshirani reported a statistical analysis in the Journal of the American Medical Association in 2008 indicating that presidential election days are strongly associated (P < 0.001) with an increased risk of driving fatalities (as measured by the number of persons involved in fatal crashes). We present evidence indicating that the risk of driving fatalities on presidential election days is neither statistically nor substantively unusual. Although we find weakly suggestive evidence that presidential elections may increase the risk of driving fatalities during election hours, any increase appears to be entirely offset by a lowered risk during non-election hours. We find weaker support for an association between election days and driving fatalities than was previously reported. Our results suggest caution in evaluating policy prescriptions that presuppose that election days pose an unusual risk to the public.

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Geographical breakdown

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Unknown 7 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 2 29%
Student > Bachelor 2 29%
Professor 1 14%
Student > Ph. D. Student 1 14%
Unknown 1 14%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 3 43%
Environmental Science 1 14%
Social Sciences 1 14%
Immunology and Microbiology 1 14%
Unknown 1 14%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 8. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 02 August 2016.
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#1,607,473
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