Full moon raises risk of fatal bike crashes, study finds

Staff writer
File photo dated 03/11/17 of a full moon, as research found that more fatal motorbike crashes take place on nights where there is a full moon.
File photo dated 03/11/17 of a full moon, as research found that more fatal motorbike crashes take place on nights where there is a full moon.

Motorcyclists are more likely to be involved in a fatal collision when there is a full moon, a new study has found.

Research conducted by the University of Toronto suggests that bikers are distracted by the moon's 'wonderment', which could lead them to take their eyes off the road.