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the snow melted on the road freezes again and becomes a thin sheet of ice, it is called black ice.

It is easy to lead to a serious accident because it is difficult to see when driving.

In particular, it is said that the time zone for work is the most dangerous, so you need to be more careful in the cold weather like these days.

This is reporter Kim Jung-woo's report.


A vehicle running downhill witnessed the scene of the accident and tried to stop, but it skidded and crashed into the motorcycle.

A vehicle trying to turn right fails to turn properly and crashes into a roadside tree, while a vehicle that suddenly skids while driving crosses the center line and collides with a vehicle coming from the opposite side.

All of them were caused by 'black ice', which is difficult to see while driving.

On the 15th, the 44-fold collision that occurred on the Guripocheon Expressway was also estimated to be due to black ice.

A black ice accident that occurs at an unexpected moment has a fatality rate 1.5 times higher than a normal accident, and the amount of damage is greater.

The average amount of damage per black ice accident over the past three years was 4.3 million won, 13% more than snow and sliding accidents, and nearly twice as high as general traffic accidents.

[Lee Seong-ryeol/Senior Researcher, Samsung Traffic Safety Culture Research Institute: There are cases where the vehicle accelerates more in the case of freezing.

Because the driver cannot control the vehicle, the amount of accident damage is increasing by 1.8 times compared to general accidents.]

There was also a survey result that accidents were concentrated in a certain time period.

An average of 7,700 slip-and-fall accidents occur annually, with one in three occurring between 7:00 and 10:00 am.

Experts advised driving slowly on the way to work when the temperature drops the day after snow or rain, and when the vehicle slips, do not step on the brakes suddenly, but cut short and step on the brakes several times.

(Video coverage: Park Jin-ho, video editing: Kim Jun-hee, screen provided: Samsung Transportation Safety Culture Research Institute)