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This assignment is for: Statistics/Math Cluster Submitted to: Christina Russell Submitted by: Christina Strawser Date if Submission: 3/19/2009 Title of Assignment: Quarter Project Does Annual Rainfall affect the number of fatalities due to motor vehicle accidents? Certificate of Authorship : I certify that I am the author of this paper and that any assistance I received in its preparation is fully acknowledged and disclosed in this paper. I have also cited any sources from which I used data, ideas, or words, either quoted directly or paraphrased. I also certify that I prepared this paper specifically for this cluster and have not submitted it in another course. Student’s Signature: _________________________________________________
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In the last three years, three personal acquaintances have died in automobile accidents blamed on the rain. Although it is well known that everyone should slow down and drive with their headlights on, not everyone does that. Some people don’t even consider road conditions when it is “just raining.” I think that the more rain that falls, the more fatal automobile accidents there will be. The study between the relationships of annual rainfall in St. Louis with the number of people killed in the state of Missouri each year in automobile related accidents will hopefully provide enough information to make the general public more aware of the importance of road conditions while driving. The data used for the study was obtained over the internet. Much research was done, but the most accurate information found were annual rainfall numbers for the city of St. Louis. These numbers were obtained from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, through the National Weather Service website. They have records for annual rainfall that go back until 1837. The totals for 2007 and 2008 were unavailable. The numbers used for this study cover 23 years, 1983-2006. The problem with these numbers, as accurate as they may be is that they are only representative of the city of St. Louis and not the entire state. The only way this could be corrected is to gather several samples across the state and then use the average to represent the entire state of Missouri. No such information was available at the time of the study.
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