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Driving on these days can be deadly, report says

Recent findings show that particular days of the year are especially hazardous for people traveling on New York roadways. Across the nation, aggressive drivers, road congestion and intoxicated motorists can potentially put others on the road in jeopardy.

Around the Christmas season and during NFL game days, studies reveal that there is a sharp increase in the amount of aggressive drivers on the roadways. It has been found that on NFL game days in many cities that have teams, accidents sharply increase in the vicinity of the stadium, even more so when the home team loses.

Road congestion during the holidays is another reason roadways can become dangerous. Parking lots can be equally dangerous on certain shopping days as well. A report by Progressive Insurance found that on Black Friday during 2010 and 2011, customer accident claims doubled with parking lot accidents increasing by nearly 40 percent.

Driving on New Year's Day, July 4th, St. Patrick's Day and Memorial Day weekend can be especially hazardous due to both an increase in travel and the likelihood of alcohol consumption during those periods. Somewhat more surprising is that a British insurance agency has found that accidents also increase on Friday the 13th, regardless of the month in which that day falls.

People who are injured in motor vehicle accidents often are faced with significant medical bills as well as a loss of income if they are unable to return to work for a prolonged period. If the cause of an accident was the negligence of another driver, a personal injury attorney might assist an injured victim in the pursuit of compensation through the filing of a personal injury lawsuit against the responsible party.

Source: Yahoo!, "10 Worst Days for Driving", Mark Vallet, May 12, 2015

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