The Snopes Rumor Has It website asks the question.
Is January 1st the day the most auto related deaths occur?
Actually, not according to statistics from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety.
Although january 1st is the day with the most pedestrian deaths, it ranks #5 among days with the most crash deaths, according to figures tallied for the years 1986-2002.
Learn more by visiting Snopes and reviewing the statistics provided for days of the year with the most fatalities.
And, make sure you Don't Drink and Drive on New year's Eve.
Have a Safe and Happy New Year's!