Which Day of the Week is the Most Dangerous on America’s Roads
Which day of the week is the most dangerous to drive?
You have always been worried about “Sunday drivers,” but apparently it is the Saturday drivers you should be most concerned about.
The most dangerous day of the week on America’s roads is Saturday. This is according to the federal National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. Secondly, on a typical day, about 100 Americans are killed in traffic accidents.
The most dangerous day, by far, is Saturday, NHSTA statistics show. In addition, over 10 years form 2000-2009, more than 800 people were killed on America’s killed than any other day of the week. Sunday was the second highest.
According to the NHSTA, there were 6,826 fatalities per year on Saturdays followed by 6,007 a year on Sundays. The third most dangerous day was Friday with 5,865 deaths per year. The rest of the days and the number of traffic deaths included others. In addition, Thursday with 4,767 per year. Monday with 4,603 fatalities a year. Wednesday with 4,508 deaths per year. Tuesday with 4,455 deaths per year. Lastly, these statistics have been relatively static.
Furthermore, you are more than 1.5 times more likely to get into a fatal accident on a Saturday than you are on a Tuesday.
Causes of the Crashes
The reasons are two-fold: more people on the road on the weekend and more alcohol-impaired drivers on the road.
While the number of traffic deaths declined from 2000 to 2009, Saturday stayed consistently. It was the most dangerous day of the week. In addition, in those 10 years, 68, 257 died on Saturdays in traffic accidents compared to 60,074 on Sundays. The least amount of deaths was on Tuesdays at 44,548.
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