July 4th named the most fatal car crash day of the year

The Fourth of July is when motor vehicle deaths are most likely to occur, based on data collected from 1986 to 2002. On this day every year, on average, 161 people die in crashes and related auto-accidents.

This means there are about 40 percent more deaths from motor vehicle crashes on this day than any other day on average.

Since 1986, this sample of data has been collected by the Fatality Analysis Reporting System, the annual census of fatal crashes on U.S. roads, and based on the data, July 4 is the day with the highest average number deaths from car crashes and motorcycle accidents.

With individuals celebrating the holiday with cookouts and firework shows, data shows that alcohol plays a role in over half of the total number of crashes on this day, meaning it is likely that more drunk drivers will be out on the roads. Those neglectful drivers can put you or your family in harm’s way.

In addition to the Fourth of July being a dangerous day to be on the roads, data also shows that the second worst day for fatal crashes is July 3, as individuals begin preparing for and celebrating the holiday.

Staying safe on the roads this Fourth of July holiday is important, and drivers should drive cautiously and be aware of other drivers around them. However, if a tragedy strikes and you or a loved one are killed or injured in one of these auto-accidents over the holiday, contact the Carlson Law Firm because their experienced and dedicated team of attorneys are ready to help you and your family.

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