We just changed our clocks back — AGAIN. That ignited the daylight savings time debate but that’s something we’ll leave for another time. However, like setting clocks back means it’s getting darker earlier.
That makes driving more dangerous and it leads us to the dangerous driving part of the headline.
Though many of you still do a great deal of work from your offices or your home offices, there is still quite a bit of driving to be done. So be careful out there.
Personal injury lawyers at Bader Scott looked at five years of data from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) on fatal accidents.The study of the years 2017 through 2021, in turn, turned up some information on when it is most dangerous to drive.
It came up with the hour, day and month that are most dangerous. On a national scale, October is the most dangerous with drivers 1.2% more likely to be involved in a fatal crash than any other time of year.
The deadliest day on U.S. highways, roads and streets is Saturday. Drivers are 1.2% more likely to die on Saturday than any other day. Friday through Sunday, the traditional weekend, has a 26% higher fatality rate than the regular work week.
The most dangerous hours to drive are between 6pm and 7pm.
The safest days of the week to drive are Tuesday and Wednesday, and the safest hours to drive are between 4am and 5am.
Here is the deadliest day, time and month for each of the 9 PIA Western Alliance states:
Time: 4pm-5pm, 7pm-8pm
Source: Journo Research