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Studies say Independence Day dangerous for drivers

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Millions across the U.S. will be hitting the road to celebrate Independence Day.

Whether you're heading out of town for the day or just traveling across the city, several studies say Fourth of July is one of the most dangerous days to drive.

According to the National Safety Council, more than 500 people are estimated to die from a car crash during the holiday period that started last Friday and runs through Tuesday.

The NSC reported an estimated 66,900 people will be injured as a result of a car crash.

A separate study done by Geotab, a telematics and GPS vehicle tracking company, found that Fourth of July is the deadliest day in New Mexico. The results were taken from data recorded from 2006-2015.

In New Mexico, the study found that an average of 13 people are killed on the holiday. In Texas, an average of 18 people have died on Independence Day.

You can find an interactive map by clicking here.


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