Driving on Tax Day could cost you your life

Tax day traffic fatalities

Filing taxes can be a complicated process plagued by stress and looming deadlines. In the United States, tax day usually falls on April 15. This year, that day is a Sunday, so the IRS has moved the official deadline for filing tax returns to April 17.

For people who hand-file their tax returns, driving on the roads could come at a deadly cost. Traffic fatalities have been historically higher on Tax Day, and for the past 30 years have averaged out to be 226 fatalities on this specific day.

Drivers losing their lives at a higher rate on this day may be caused by an increased amount of traffic on roadways, drivers acting erratically due to stress, and people driving on different routes than normal to reach a post office in their area.

If you have been hurt in a car accident that was caused by a reckless driver, please contact the Fort Lauderdale auto accident lawyers of Winston Law Firm by calling (954) 475-9666 today.