4th of July is the deadliest day of the year on the road

Olivia Cianci

news@abc6.com

The 4th of July is the deadliest day of the year
for drivers according to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety.

There have been 670 road deaths on the 4th within
the past 5 years, equaling out to 134 deaths per year. Teens have accounted for
six percent of the driving fatalities on that day. Perhaps it's because up to
75% of them admit to texting while driving.

There are steps one can take to be safer on the road, which
include keeping distractions away and buckling up.