Navigation Links
Tax Day May Drive Up Fatal Crash Rates
Date:4/11/2012

By Randy Dotinga
HealthDay Reporter

TUESDAY, April 10 (HealthDay News) -- The upcoming income tax filing deadline might be taxing in more ways than one for Americans: A new study suggests that fatal crashes jump on Tax Day, possibly as a result of last-minute filers carelessly rushing to the post office to mail their returns.

The study's lead author said the research indicates that "stressful deadlines lead to driver distraction and human error."

"Almost all of these crashes could have been totally avoided by a small change in driver behavior. An awareness of this risk could lead to better road safety," said Dr. Donald A. Redelmeier, a professor of medicine at the University of Toronto.

But others who study traffic said it's hard to understand what the findings mean since other possibilities, such as more cars on the road, rather than lots of people too revved up to pay attention, could drive up crash statistics on Uncle Sam's big pay day.

"The problem with announcing that any one day has a greater-than-normal number of traffic crashes is that often, when adjusted for the higher number of travelers, the crash rate isn't actually higher than a typical weekend day," said Tom Vanderbilt, author of the book "Traffic: Why We Drive the Way We Do (and What It Says About Us)."

For the new study, published in the April 11 issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association, Redelmeier and a colleague examined a database of fatal U.S. traffic accidents from 1980 to 2009. They looked specifically at crashes on the date taxes were due and the same day the week before and the week after.

While the federal government's typical filing deadline is April 15, it falls on Tuesday, April 17, this year.

Although the risk of dying on Tax Day is extremely small, it's a bit higher than on the other days. The researchers found an average of 226 fatal accidents on annual tax-due days compared to 213
'/>"/>

Copyright©2010 ScoutNews,LLC.
All rights reserved  

Page: 1 2 3

Related medicine news :

1. New York Truck Driver Watching Porn Kills Mother, Appalls Personal Injury Lawyers Such As David Perecman
2. Michael J. Fox Foundation Awards $1 Million to Drive Critical New Research Tools and Technologies in Parkinsons Drug Development
3. Rate Regulation for Health Insurance: Obama Administration Should Look to CAs Model Law Which Has Saved Drivers $62 Billion Since 1988
4. More Familiar Roads More Dangerous for Drivers
5. HealthcareSource Announces New Client Wins: Strong Sales Momentum Driven by Regional and Large Health Systems
6. AMA Releases New Older Driver Safety Guide
7. UniCare, Power Country 105.9 Hold Nursery Drive for the Beckley Dream Center
8. Avatar Meets Marriage Counseling; Take Imago Therapy for a Test Drive
9. Driver safety Web site from Car Talk, U of Utah
10. UAB testing software program to improve safety among older drivers
11. Vinpower Digital Introduces the 3 Drive CUBE Autoloader Series
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
Related Image:
Tax Day May Drive Up Fatal Crash Rates
(Date:8/27/2014)... All Canada Goose Parkas from CanadaGooseJackor.nu are great. ... modern. With unique detailing such as buttons, leather trim and ... up in opulence. Recently, the company has unveiled its new ... , True enough, the new assortment comes in various ... 28% off) on all these brand new items. By launching ...
(Date:8/27/2014)... 28, 2014 Top 10 Best SEO Hosting, ... Linux hosting suppliers and announced iPage, Bluehost and GoDaddy are ... Canada, Australia and Europe to buy useful hosting (including VPS ... reliable suppliers, iPage has been serving hosting small ... it has grown into a leader in the hosting industry ...
(Date:8/27/2014)... New Jersey’s own Morgan Hoffmann turned in a ... The Barclays – and thanks to finishing high on ... rounds, stepped his way into raising another $7,500 for ... New Jersey (Horizon BCBNSNJ) Walking Challenge. , Last Tuesday, ... family and friends at the Paramus course, to wear ...
(Date:8/27/2014)... uses topical agents and light to kill tissue) appears ... lesion caused by sun damage) at three months after ... lesions). , Author: Gayatri Patel, M.D., M.P.H., ... Sacramento, and colleagues. , Background: AKs are ... individuals with fair complexions who have had lots of ...
(Date:8/27/2014)... 2014 Sound Telecom, a leading telecommunications ... cloud-based business communication systems, has unveiled an article titled ... Secure Text Messaging .” The piece examines the world ... do to remain compliant with HIPAA and HITECH requirements. ... and C.O.O. at Sound Telecom, opens with evidence that ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:CanadaGooseJackor.nu: 2014 Canada Goose Banff Parkas At Discounted Prices 2Health News:Well-known SEO Hosts Review Site Top10BestSEOHosting.com Recommends iPage, Bluehost and GoDaddy To Webmasters 2Health News:Morgan Hoffmann, PGA TOUR Pro & Wyckoff Native, golfs and walks his way to top 10 finish at The Barclays while raising additional $7,500 for charity 2Health News:Photodynamic therapy vs. cryotherapy for actinic keratoses 2Health News:Sound Telecom Releases Article on Secure Messaging with Huge Implications for the Healthcare Industry 2Health News:Sound Telecom Releases Article on Secure Messaging with Huge Implications for the Healthcare Industry 3
... on evaluating eHealth in the open access journal ... The University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, Scotland outline the background ... the widespread investments in and adoption of information communication ... supported by a grant from the NHS Connecting for ...
... preliminary evaluation of methylation of two gene promoters in ... detect colorectal and gastric cancers, according to a new ... of the National Cancer Institute . Because ... the detection of gastrointestinal cancers, the development of nonintrusive ...
... levels of vitamin D are known to nearly double the ... at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis now ... deficient in vitamin D can,t process cholesterol normally, so it ... heart attack and stroke. The new research has identified a ...
... Pa., Aug. 21 InfoLogix, Inc. ("InfoLogix" or the "Company") ... enterprise mobility solutions for the healthcare and commercial industries, today ... the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission ("SEC") in connection with ... proposed recapitalization plan of the Company and certain related matters. ...
... LITTLE FALLS, N.J., Aug. 21 CANTEL MEDICAL CORP. ... it received a letter of resignation from Ms. Elizabeth McCaughey as a ... director since 2005, stated that she was resigning to avoid any appearance ... , , About Cantel Medical Corp. ...
... jolt tied to chronic head pain, study finds , FRIDAY, ... headaches, may cause them if consumed in large quantities. , ... people who were questioned about caffeine intake and headache ... 2) in Norway. , The study was published recently in ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:eHealth interventions need to be continuously evaluated 2Health News:Fecal DNA methylation detects gastric and colorectal cancers 2Health News:Research shows why low vitamin D raises heart disease risks in diabetics 2Health News:InfoLogix Files Preliminary Proxy Statement in Connection with Special Meeting of Its Stockholders to Approve Recapitalization Plan 2Health News:InfoLogix Files Preliminary Proxy Statement in Connection with Special Meeting of Its Stockholders to Approve Recapitalization Plan 3Health News:InfoLogix Files Preliminary Proxy Statement in Connection with Special Meeting of Its Stockholders to Approve Recapitalization Plan 4Health News:High-Octane Caffeine May Trigger Headaches 2
(Date:8/27/2014)... Aug. 27, 2014 Reportlinker.com announces that ... its catalogue: Global Orthopedic Soft Tissue ... http://www.reportlinker.com/p02316671/Global-Orthopedic-Soft-Tissue-Repair-Devices-Market-2014-2018.html About Orthopedic Soft ... mass of cells that connect, support, or surround ... tissues such as tendons, ligaments, cartilage, fascia, and ...
(Date:8/27/2014)... Aug. 27, 2014  Decision Resources Group finds ... oncology, hematology-oncology, rheumatology, gastroenterology, endocrinology and nephrology) expect ... a biosimilar has been assessed in to be ... choose to prescribe. Other key ... Acceptance of Biosimilars Across Physician Specialties ...
(Date:8/27/2014)... , Aug. 27, 2014 Decision Resources Group ... the Memphis health system and ... clinical integration, with rivals Methodist Le Bonheur Healthcare and ... groups to coordinate patient care. In addition, a national ... the most health plan enrollment in the ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Global Orthopedic Soft Tissue Repair Devices Market 2014-2018 2Global Orthopedic Soft Tissue Repair Devices Market 2014-2018 3Global Orthopedic Soft Tissue Repair Devices Market 2014-2018 4Global Orthopedic Soft Tissue Repair Devices Market 2014-2018 5Surveyed Physicians Expect to Choose Between Future Biosimilars Based on Robustness and Number of Clinical Trials 2Memphis-area Health Systems Turn Attention to Clinical Integration 2
... Must for Clinical Trials Management, WASHINGTON, ... Centers (AAHC) today launched a new Clinical ... center leaders,research administrators, and chief compliance officers ... for the,research enterprise, particularly to manage and ...
... and limited launch in Italy continue, FRANKLIN, Mass., ... announced today that it will defer the commencement of ... prevention of,Contrast-Induced Nephropathy (CIN). The company continues to support ... well,as the limited market launch of RenalGuard in Europe, ...
Cached Medicine Technology:New AAHC Toolkit Available to Optimize Clinical Research Administration 2PLC Systems Defers Pivotal Study of RenalGuard(TM) in the U.S. 2PLC Systems Defers Pivotal Study of RenalGuard(TM) in the U.S. 3PLC Systems Defers Pivotal Study of RenalGuard(TM) in the U.S. 4PLC Systems Defers Pivotal Study of RenalGuard(TM) in the U.S. 5
... Designs ROM post-operative knee braces are designed ... rehabilitation. , ,Adjustable and versatile, ROM ... for health care professionals. The braces are ... feature quick dial combination hinges that allow ...
... Neuroprene™ soft supports are a convenient, ... proprioceptive taping for common orthopedic conditions/instabilities. ... provide specific compression and lateral to ... (proprioceptors) in the skin and soft ...
... The Deluxe Heavy Duty Drop Lock Post Operative ... pin hinge with a spring loaded drop lock ... arms and contoured plates prevent the brace from ... a tibial offset for anatomical alignment that controls ...
... might just be the world's most versatile ... support, post-op/rehab support, or both, Flex is ... Accutrac™ ROM hinges control flexion and extension ... durability while being heat-moldable to accommodate changes ...
Medicine Products: