Fourth of July is notoriously the most hazardous day on U.S. roads, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. The high risk for accidents that comes with July 4th is increased exponentially when coupled with the fact that it falls on a weekend. NHTSA has shown that weekends are the deadliest days for American roadways.
Last year on July 4th, there were 16 deaths in Arizona from fatal car accidents. The fatalities on that day alone accounted for over 2% of Arizona’ total motor vehicle fatalities. Last year’s July 4th saw the most car crash deaths than any other major holiday of the year. July 4, 2013 crash fatalities show a steep rise from the 6 fatalities on July 4, 2012.
This year, July 4th is on a Friday. While everyone is looking forward to a three day weekend, it is important to drive safely and look out for those who are not.
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