Comments Subscribe to Personal Liberty News Feed Subscribe to Personal Liberty
 

Traffic Fatalities Increase On April 15

TORONTO, (UPI) — Drivers have an increased risk of getting into a fatal crash on the last day for filing U.S. income tax, a researcher in Canada found.

Study co-authors Dr. Donald Redelmeier and Christopher Yarnell, both of the University of Toronto, focused on the 6,783 people who died in U.S. vehicle crashes in the last 30 years on April 15 — or the deadline for filing federal and state income tax — compared to the week preceding tax day and the week that follows. This year, taxes are due on April 17 because the 15th falls on a Saturday.

The study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association found drivers on tax day have a 6 percent increased risk of a fatal crash on tax filing day.

Sleep deprivation, greater use of alcohol, lower tolerance for other drivers and the “unwanted distraction” of filing taxes could all contribute to an increase in accidents, Redelmeier told CNNMoney.

However, Redelmeier pointed out the increased risk does not just apply to late filers.

“Even if you file early, it does not mean that you are immune to the phenomenon, because of the shared nature of most roadway crashes,” Redelmeier said. “You are surrounded by other drivers, any one of whom could change your life forever.”

UPI - United Press International, Inc.

Since 1907, United Press International (UPI) has been a leading provider of critical information to media outlets, businesses, governments and researchers worldwide.

Facebook Conversations

Join the Discussion:
View Comments to “Traffic Fatalities Increase On April 15”

Comment Policy: We encourage an open discussion with a wide range of viewpoints, even extreme ones, but we will not tolerate racism, profanity or slanderous comments toward the author(s) or comment participants. Make your case passionately, but civilly. Please don't stoop to name calling. We use filters for spam protection. If your comment does not appear, it is likely because it violates the above policy or contains links or language typical of spam. We reserve the right to remove comments at our discretion.

Is there news related to personal liberty happening in your area? Contact us at newstips@personalliberty.com

Bottom
close[X]

Sign Up For Personal Liberty Digest™!

PL Badge

Welcome to PersonalLiberty.com,
America's #1 Source for Libertarian News!

To join our group of freedom-loving individuals and to get alerts as well as late-breaking conservative news from Personal Liberty Digest™...

Privacy PolicyYou can opt out at any time. We protect your information like a mother hen. We will not sell or rent your email address to anyone for any reason.