U.S. motorists will be more prone to fatal crashes while driving today, according to a new study in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA).

The study, which evaluated road safety information for the entire United States from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration for 30 years (1980 through 2009), examined the number of fatal crashes on each tax deadline day throughout that time period, and to control for prevailing risks, studied results from the same weekday one week before and after.

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