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Tax Day Deadly for Drivers


Posted on Apr 11, 2012

Americans have another reason to dread April 15th: it’s among the deadlier days for drivers. This morning, the Los Angeles Times reported on a study published in The Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA). Comparing tax deadline information from the Internal Revenue Service and crash statistics from the Fatality Analysis Reporting System for the three decades between 1980 and 2009, Canadian researchers found that fatal collisions rose by six percent. More than rushing to the post office, the increase was attributed to the heightened stress levels of motorists around income tax time. 

“Unfortunately, even drivers who file early may be at an increased risk of a serious accident,” said California personal injury lawyer James Ballidis, “as they still must share the road with those who haven’t.”

As with other dangerous driving days, such as New Year’s Eve and the Fourth of July, motorists should be especially cautious, watching out for distracted or aggressive drivers. 

Additional information on transportation issues, including books and articles offering accident statistics, legal analysis, and guidance through the injury and wrongful death claims process, is available to the public free of charge.

To request one of these free resources, or to speak with a California personal injury lawyer, feel free to call 866-981-5596. 

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