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What Is the Deadliest Day of the Year for Automobile Accidents?

According to data compiled by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety and reported on RideLust, July fourth has more fatal traffic accidents than any other day of the year.  An average day sees 114 traffic fatalities, but July 4th averages 148.  Other days with higher than average fatality rates are January 1, August 13 and July 15. August remains the month with the highest number of fatal accidents, accounting for about 10% of the annual total.


 

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