Cloudy weather responsible for 5,000 fatal car crashes a year, study says

Despite snow and ice coming to mind first for dangerous driving conditions, snow falls a little lower on the list. Cloudy weather takes the top spot with 5,000 fatal car crashes throughout the year, according to 2018 National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) data.

Rain comes next at 2,800 crashes, followed by snow at slightly under 400 crashes.