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Study: December 21 – 26 peak days for car crashes

Created: 12/20/2013 6:50 AM WHEC.com

Are you hitting the road this weekend? New research says the days leading up to Christmas are some of the most dangerous for drivers.

Where are those crashes most likely to occur? A group of researchers analyzed crash records surrounding Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s for the past 10 years.

They say December 21 through December 26 is the peak for crashes but not on the highway. Experts say the majority of fender benders happen near shopping centers where drivers are in a rush.



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