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Fatal car crashes are more common on April 20

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UNITED STATES - Drivers in the U.S. are more likely to be in a fatal car crash on April 20. 

4-20 has become an unofficial holiday where people gather to celebrate - and smoke - marijuana. But it can also be a dangerous day on the roads.

A new study shows there is a 12 percent increase in the risk of a deadly accident on April 20. That's 142 deaths over 25 years. 

Experts are encouraging the use of public transportation or designated drivers during 4-20 celebrations.

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