The July 4th holiday is a great time to celebrate our country’s independence with friends and family. From backyard barbecues to family gatherings, pool parties and fireworks, there is lots to do on this day. However, as with any holiday the roadways will be more congested than usual with holiday travelers and driver safety should be top priority for motorists this week.
Based on a study conducted by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, the deadliest day for traffic crashes throughout the year is actually July 4th. Over a four year period spanning from 2010 until 2014, the Institute found that an average of 118.4 motor vehicle deaths occur on July 4 every year. The national average day during that same time period was about 90 fatalities on our nation’s roadways.