Saturday is the most dangerous day to drive.
Everyone looks forward to the weekend, but did you know that Saturday is actually the riskiest day to get behind the wheel? According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, more accidents occur on Saturday than on any other day of the year. This could be because more people are out driving on the weekend, since less people are working, or it could be that people tend to drink more on the weekends, which results in more accidents related to drinking and driving.
Teens are more Likely to Get into Accidents in the Summer.
The days between Memorial Day and Labor Day are the days that teen drivers are most likely to be involved in accidents. This could be due to a variety of reasons. Most teens are out of school during the summer, so they are more likely to be driving and to be driving at more risky times (such as late at night.) Many of these crashes are also related to drinking and driving. Additionally, newer drivers have less experience and are more likely to be driving while distracted.
The 4th of July is the Most Dangerous Holiday for Drivers
According to the American Safety Council, Independence Day is the most dangerous holiday for drivers. The runners up are Thanksgiving, New Year’s Day, Christmas, Labor Day, and Memorial Day. The common factors here are that more people are driving on holidays where most Americans take off from work, and the fact that many people tend to consume more alcohol on these holidays than they usually would.
One out of every four drivers will be involved in an accident in their lifetimes.
Yes, you read that right. Out of every four people you meet, three of them will most likely be involved in a car accident during their lives. This means that you have a one-in-four chance of getting into an accident yourself.
The Deadliest Highway in The United States is Interstate 4
Interstate 4 is a 132-mile highway that runs from Tampa to Daytona Beach. Unfortunately for Floridians, it is the country’s most dangerous highway, with 1.4 fatalities per mile each year. Interstate 45, a 285-mile highway which connects Dallas and Houston, is the second deadliest highway in the US, with 1.24 fatalities per mile.
While these statistics can seem frightening, it is important to remember that careful driving can dramatically lower the risk of an accident, no matter what day of the year you end up driving or which highway you end up traveling on. Developing a calm driving personality will enable you to follow the rules of the road and make better driving decisions. Simple precautions like avoiding distractions, avoiding drinking and driving, and obeying traffic laws can greatly lower the risk of traffic accidents for anyone.