IDV Solutions released a “Football Game-Day Fatalities” map that looks at fatal car accidents on NFL game days – comparing away and home games. The map is based on drive time, team schedules and traffic fatality data.
Although researcher John Nelson found no significant link between fatalities and home or away games – despite going into the process assuming otherwise – the results varied by city. In Cleveland, for example, 100 percent of accidents occurred when the team was away. In Jacksonville, on the other hand, almost 90 percent of accidents occurred when the team was at home.
In Green Bay, one-third of accidents occurred when the team was away and two-thirds occurred when the team was at home. The map only includes traffic data from within a one-hour drive time of the stadium. It would be interesting to see the map if data from a larger radius (including Milwaukee, let’s say) was included.