Stay off the road on Tax Day?

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  • Study found 6% more deadly crashes occur on Tax Day over the past 30 years
  • Possible causes: Stress of getting taxes done, sleep deprivation, greater use of alcohol

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Stay off the road on Tax Day?

Just what you need: Something else to worry about on Tax Day. And it's even more important than taxes -- it's your life. 

CNNMoney reports that a study in the Journal of the American Medical Association found that there are an average of 6% more deadly car crashes on Tax Day than other days in April. They can't say exactly why, but the numbers were gathered over 30 years.

It could be people are speeding to the post office, or they're upset or stressed and can be more prone to road rage. They may have lost sleep staying up late to fill out forms or even turned to alcohol to help ease the pain of writing that check.

Whatever the cause, Tax Day in the U.S. is April 17. That's next Tuesday, so please be careful out there.

 

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