Auto accidents occur all the time – every month, every week, every day. Have you ever thought about how many accidents occur daily?

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), car accidents killed 37, 461 people in 2016 5.6% higher than 2015.

Which are the least and most dangerous days of the week to be on the road?

After conducting a study and magnifying data to see how many car crash-related deaths happened in the US by weekday it was found that the safest day to drive is Tuesday. The same study also showed that the most dangerous time to drive is over the weekend on Saturday.

Car crash related deaths by weekday in 2016

  • Sunday: 5,809 deaths
  • Monday: 4,883 deaths
  • Tuesday: 4,444 deaths
  • Wednesday: 4,695 deaths
  • Thursday: 5,002 deaths
  • Friday: 5,826 deaths
  • Saturday: 6,802 deaths

Which is the most and least dangerous time to be out on the road?

Now that we have looked at the most dangerous day of the week, you might be wondering what time is the most dangerous to be out on the road.

According to studies conducted by Avvo, the deadliest time period to be out on the road is between 4:00pm and 6:59pm. The least dangerous time to be out on the road is 7:00am to 9:59am.

Crash related deaths by time of the day in 2016

  • 1:00 am to 3:59am: 4,019 deaths
  • 4:00am to 6:59am: 3,520 deaths
  • 7:00am to 9:59am: 3,345 deaths
  • 10:00am to 12:59pm: 3,864 deaths
  • 1:00pm to 3:59pm: 5,273 deaths
  • 4:00pm to 6:59pm: 6,201 deaths
  • 7:00pm to 9:59pm: 6,067 deaths
  • 10pm to 12:59am: 4,892 deaths

What are the factors causing these deaths?

There are two major reasons or factors: drunk driving and speeding.

  1. Drunk Driving: The NHTSA agency found there were 10,497 deaths out of 37,461 resulted from drunk driving in 2016. If you do the math you will find it is about 28% of the deaths, although to some it may seem like a small number this meant that one person died every 50 minutes due to drunk driving.
    • Most deaths occur during the weekends and during the night time.
  2. Speeding: The NHTSA agency found that speeding killed almost the same amount of people as drunk driving. Speeding caused the death of 10,111 people out of 37,461 in 2016 – this is about 27% of the people.

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