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On which day of the week should you stay off the roads?

According to data collected by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, vehicle crash fatalities are ticking up again after several years of decline. Avvo, a legal review site, analyzed the NHTSA data to determine the most dangerous day of the week for drivers and the safest time of day for motorists to be on the road.

Watching out for others

You may be a safe driver who observes the speed limit and local traffic laws, but what about the driver coming toward you? It is not always possible to identify a motorist who is intoxicated, distracted by an incoming text message or about to explode with road rage. However, the data analyzed by Avvo gives us clues as to when we should be a bit more alert around those sharing the road with us.

The study results

Using the 2016 Fatality Analysis Reporting System from the NHTSA, the analysts found vehicle crash fatalities were 53 percent higher on Saturday than on Tuesday, the day of the week when the fewest fatalities occurred. There are more motorists out on weekends, so the second and third most dangerous days in 2016 were Fridays, with 5,826 deaths reported, and Sundays, with 5,809 fatalities reported.

The worst time of day

The three hours between 4:00 p.m. and 6:59 p.m. are prime time for vehicle crashes. In fact, analysts discovered the number of fatalities associated with afternoon rush hour traffic was 85 percent higher than those that happened during the morning commute between 7:00 a.m. and 9:59 a.m. Two major factors contributed to the fatalities the analysts examined: drunk driving and speed.

Tracking down negligent parties

Unfortunately, safe drivers like you can simply be in the wrong place at the wrong time, regardless of the day and hands of the clock. While you may survive a car crash on an otherwise ordinary Saturday evening, you may also sustain serious injuries. Remember, you have an advocate at Aaron & Aaron who will investigate the accident thoroughly, determine negligence and ensure you receive full and fair compensation for your injuries.

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