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Tax Day and Car Crashes Go Hand in Hand

Tuesday, April 17 is the tax deadline and according to one study, it can also be one of the deadliest days for driving the roads.

With  stress is in the air and so are car accidents.

In fact, CNNMoney reports that a study by the Journal of American Medicine Association reveals that there is an average of 6 percent more deadly car crashes on Tax Day, almost as much as during the Super Bowl and prom season.

There is no exact reason as to why this happens but it has been studied for more than three decades by researchers. Some possible explanations they say could be that taxpayers are racing to get their filings to the post office on time, or they're stressed and can be more prone to road rage. Other factors could be sleep depravation and maybe nipping at the bottle to help ease the pain of writing a big check to Uncle Sam.

Locally, the  will be open its regular hours 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. so be sure to get there on Tax Day April 17, but safely.

Be careful out there.

sharon whittaker April 16, 2012 at 10:09 PM
Makes sense that the two are tied together!
Debbie L. Sklar April 16, 2012 at 10:30 PM
@Sharon: Unfortunately, they are it seems.

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