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August 12, 1968

Estimated Automobile Accident Mortality

JAMA. 1968;205(7):537. doi:10.1001/jama.1968.03140330078025

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To the Editor:—  I thoroughly agree with your comments on the "grisly pastime" of predicting the traffic fatality scores during forthcoming holiday weekends, in which the National Safety Council has long and apparently gleefully indulged. I have noted several times that the much publicized predictions and statistics for holiday weekends are not particularly different from those which apply to every day of the year.