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Your risk of a fatal car crash is higher this week.

When you imagine the most dangerous time of the year to drive, certain assumptions may jump to mind. You might expect that holidays associated with heavy drinking—such as New Year’s Eve or Saint Patrick’s Day—would be especially risky. Or you could assume that the slippery road conditions in winter weather would make drivers more likely to crash.

It might surprise you to learn that the deadliest days of the year to be on the road don’t actually coincide with any of these events.

The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety recently published a report on car wreck fatalities in the U.S. It monitored nation-wide car wreck statistics over a five-year period and discovered that car crash casualties tend to surge on specific five days of the year—and two of them are in the next week.

Three of the most dangerous driving days fall in the summer: August 2, May 3 and July 4. There is a tendency for Americans to drink heavily on Independence Day, so this date may not be a surprise.

On the whole, distracted driving spikes in the summer months—with the most crashes occurring in August. With warmer weather and increased vacationer travelers comes higher recklessness on the road. By contrast, drivers facing inclement weather or difficult driving conditions are more apt to focus on the road.

The two other days of the year with the highest car crash fatality rates are October 25 and November 1. The study does not provide a reason for the increased risk on these days.

Driver attentiveness is one of the key ways to avoid a deadly car crash. Anytime you get behind the wheel, it’s important to avoid handling electronic devices, snacks or any other distraction that can take your hands, eyes and focus away from driving.

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