Aug. 2 considered most deadly day on roads

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Researches say drivers might be a little less careful during summer when the weather is nice.

During the first six months of this year, 153 people died in car crashes on Nevada roads.

It’s believed that when the weather is nice, drivers are not as on guard as they would be during severe weather or during a holiday.

There’s been an effort locally by Metro Police to raise awareness. They’ve been posting videos from deadly car crashes on social media. 

A report by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety says that on average, Aug. 2 has consistently been the deadliest day of the year for car crashes across the country.

Between 2012 and 2016, 505 people have been killed in crashes on this date. For comparison, that’s 10 more deaths than the number of fatalities on Independence Day during that same period. For the month of June, crashes claimed the lives of 31 people on state roads, according to the latest study by the state.

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