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We just passed the deadliest day for motorists

While many residents of Florida may think that the day with most fatal car crashes would inevitably fall right around the time of a major holiday, such in fact is not the case. Indeed, the deadliest day for drivers, August 2, passed just a couple of weeks ago.

According to a report that was summarized by media outlets, between 2012 and 2016, August 2 on average saw 101 traffic-related deaths annually. This compares with 99 traffic-related deaths on July 4, which, admittedly, is a holiday known for heavy drinking.

The other days which made the list of the deadliest traffic days were October 25, May 3, and November 1. While November 1 is right around Halloween, that holiday isn't particularly well-known for blow-out adult parties.

Those who studied this reported suggested two causes for early August such a bad time for motorists. For one, many people vacation in early August, perhaps because it is a time between the end of summer activities and the start of school. More vehicles on the road means there is more a chance of a fatal accident.

Moreover, there is some indication that August is just a bad time for accidents generally. For one insurance company, August 2016 was a high-water mark for reported accidents. Again, the more accidents there are, the more likely it is that someone will be involved in a fatal accident.

For any Tampa resident who did sadly lose a loved one on this deadliest day, it may be getting close to time to start evaluating legal options and taking the first steps toward filing a wrongful death action in order to get compensation for family's losses.

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