Deadliest Days To Drive

24 Jan

Deadliest Days To Drive

Back in 2006 we published an article on the deadliest days to drive. This article is an update based on the most recent statistics reported by the National Highway Traffic and Safety Administration (NHTSA):

In 2010, the last year with full results reported, the number of fatal accidents fell to just over 30,000, which is the lowest total since the NHTSA started keeping track in 1975. Additionally, the Fourth of July had been the deadliest travel period between 1986 and 2002, but does not appear among the top ten deadliest driving days for 2010 despite falling on a weekend that year.

However, July did take over the top spot for deadliest month to drive. Saturday and Friday are still the two deadliest days to drive, and rush hour from 3:00 – 6:00 pm is still the deadliest time to drive.

10 Deadliest Days of the Year to Drive

Historical

  1. July 4
  2. July 3
  3. December 23
  4. August 3
  5. January 1
  6. August 6
  7. August 4
  8. August 12
  9. July 2
  10. September 2

2010

  1. September 18
  2. October 16
  3. October 2
  4. June 26
  5. August 14
  6. September 25
  7. July 31
  8. September 4
  9. October 10
  10. May 22

Deadliest Months to Drive

Historical

  1. August
  2. October
  3. July
  4. November
  5. September

2010

  1. July
  2. October
  3. August
  4. September
  5. May

Deadliest Days of the Week to Drive

Historical

  1. Saturday
  2. Friday
  3. Thursday
  4. Wednesday
  5. Monday
  6. Tuesday
  7. Sunday

2010

  1. Saturday
  2. Friday
  3. Sunday
  4. Thursday
  5. Monday
  6. Wednesday
  7. Tuesday

Deadliest Times of Day to Drive

Historical

  1. 3:00 – 6:00 pm
  2. 6:00 – 9:00 pm
  3. 9:00 – Midnight
  4. Noon – 3:00 pm
  5. Midnight – 3:00 am

2010

  1. 3:00 – 6:00 pm
  2. 6:00 – 9:00 pm
  3. 9:00 – Midnight
  4. Noon – 3:00 pm
  5. Midnight – 3:00 am

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