Year: 1977 Source: Science, v.195, (June 24 1977), p.1464-1466 SIEC No: 19820481

The average increase in motor vehicle fatalities is 9.12 % in the week after a suicide story. The more publicity given to the story, the greater the rise in motor vehicle deaths thereafter.This rise apparently occurs because suicide stories stimulate a wave of imitative suicides, some of which are disguised as motor vehicle accidents.