Icelandic police say tourists keep crashing because they’re distracted by the Northern Lights

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  • Akureyri Police Superintendent Johannes Sigfusson said people are paying attention to the sky instead of Iceland’s icy, windy and narrow roads. 
  • Of the 18 people who died in traffic accidents in Iceland last year, half of them were foreign nationals. 
  • In 2017, more foreign nationals died in traffic accidents than Iceland residents. 

Police in Iceland said that tourists are crashing their cars on the country’s windy roads because they’re distracted by the northern lights.

The roads in Iceland can be icy, windy and narrow, and some people are paying more attention to the sky than where they’re driving, Akureyri Police Superintendent Johannes Sigfusson told Sky News.

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