A recent study comparing traffic deaths on presidential election days, shows an increase of 24 deaths on average versus other Tuesdays in October and November! Experts attribute this increase to several potential factors, and co-author Dr. Donald Redelmeier advises drivers there are a number of ways to protect their safety:
He said voters can easily avoid the risks by not speeding, wearing seat belts and avoiding alcohol use before driving to the polls and on the way home. Better traffic enforcement and setting up more polling places that voters can walk to are other solutions he suggested.
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