Motorcycles, Alcohol Contribute To High Crash Fatalities On July 4th

 Wednesday, June 29, 2016

 IIHS News

On average, more people die in motor vehicle crashes on Independence Day than any other day of the year, an Insurance Institute for Highway Safety analysis of the five most recent years of available fatal crash data indicates. What’s driving the trend? Motorcycles and alcohol are both big contributors to the Fourth of July toll. Each year on the Independence Day holiday in the U.S., an average of 118.4 lives are lost in crashes, making it the most consistently deadly day of the year across the five-year study period. This is 28 more deaths than the overall average daily toll during 2010-14.