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2016
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Independence Day ranks highest in average daily crash deaths

"If every driver buckled up and every motorcyclist wore a helmet, no one was impaired by alcohol, and everyone drove the speed limit, we could make July 4 and every day safer on the road."
Adrian Lund, IIHS president
Summary

Find out more on this deadly statistic and how to stay safe, with information from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS).

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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 (IIHS) 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.

Read more from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) here.