Wednesday, December 31, 2008

New Year's Near Top of List for Fatalities

Holidays are supposedly the most hazardous time for drivers, due to sharp increases in traveling and drunken driving. According to research by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, which examined accident data in the United States from 1986 to 2002, the day of the year with the most fatalities from accidents is the Fourth of July, with an average of 161. Not far behind are July 3 (149) and Dec. 23 (145). New Year’s Day is fourth, with 142.

Happy New Year.

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