Worst Driving Days

Every day is filled with peril and accidents can happen anywhere and anytime but there are certain days during the year as well as hours when car accidents are more likely.

Statistics point out that July 4th is clearly the deadliest day for car accidents. As can be expected, alcohol plays a major role in this ignominious distinction. The other days that bear considerations are:

  • December 23
  • January 1
  • July 2nd and 3rd
  • August 1st, 3rd, 4th, 6th, and 12th
  • September 2

All these days carry a heightened risk and you should exercise greater caution when you drive.

Weekends are often more dangerous. Friday through Sunday typically see more accidents as people rush home from work and of course, alcohol is typically a factor as people let loose after a long week at work. Saturday is almost always the worse day to be on the road.

You should also take care during rush hour, which is between 3 pm and 6 pm while the early morning is generally the safest time of day.

In order to minimize your risk, you can take some simple safety precautions. Wear a seatbelt and make sure your passengers do too. Pay attention and be on the lookout for pedestrians especially where children may be playing or going to school.