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Watch Out: More Fatal Car Crashes on Tax Day

Americans face a 6 percent higher risk of fatal car crashes on income tax day, say Canadian researchers, who found that more people die in car accidents in the U.S. on income tax day than on other comparable days. The research, conducted by Sunnybrook Research Institute, involved traffic fatality data from 1980 to 2009. The Internal Revenue Service tax deadline for 2012 is April 17, and around 20 percent of taxpayers wait until the last minute to file. The combination of pressure and procrastination may account for the increased risk of dying on the road on tax day, reports MSNBC. Drivers, passengers and even pedestrians all face a greater risk of dying by car on tax day. Does this mean that taxes are literally a killer?

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