Drive Safely, Arrive Alive

30 Jun

It is well known that troopers patrol the roads in force during the holidays, but statistics prove that they have good reason. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, 40,000 in U.S. die each year on the road and the Forth of July is the deadliest day. Between 1986 and 2002 there were, on the average, 161 people killed on our highways and byways on Independence Day. July 3 is the second-deadliest day, followed by Dec. 23. New Year’s Day and Labor Day also made the top ten of deadliest days to drive. The studies also show that the deadliest month to drive is August, the deadliest day is Saturday, and the deadliest time to drive is around evening rush hours, 3 – 6 PM.

10 Deadliest Days of the Year To Drive

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

Deadliest Month to Drive
1. August
2. October
3. July
4. November
5. September

Deadliest Day of the Week to Drive
1. Saturday
2. Friday
3. Thursday
4. Wednesday
5. Monday
6. Tuesday
7. Sunday

Deadliest Time of Day to Drive
1. 3:00 – 6:00pm
2. 6:00 – 9:00pm
3. 9:00 – Midnight
4. Noon – 3:00pm
5. Midnight – 3:00am

Be sure that you know the traffic safety rules and please drive safely during the holidays.

www.AmericanSafetyCouncil.com

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