The tax deadline is now behind us, and people in Southfield may be happy about that for more than one reason. In addition to the stress of filing your taxes, researchers found that fatal motor vehicle accidents increase markedly on the day that taxes are due. Over the last three decades, 6 percent more people died on our nation's roads on Tax Day than on any of the other days one week before and one week after Tax Day.
The study's lead author notes that pedestrians and passengers fare slightly worse than drivers. The study also estimates that the extra fatalities result in around $40 million annually in losses to the community.