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What is the most dangerous day of the week to drive?

On Behalf of | Sep 30, 2019 | Motor Vehicle Accidents

Nobody in California wants to get into an auto accident. It can ruin a perfectly good. Not to mention, that an accident can mess up your life, depending on the severity. You may take great strides to avoid busy areas and places that tend to have a lot of accidents. Perhaps you are a careful driver who obeys speed limits and avoids risky behaviors behind the wheel. Regardless of what you do, though, there are other drivers to worry about. You want to avoid driving when the chances of an accident are especially high, so knowing which day of the week is the most dangerous can help.

USA Today notes that the most dangerous day to drive is Saturday. The weekend overall is not too great with the highest number of accidents occurring on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. This may make sense since people are often off work and children are out of school for the weekends, so people are generally more active.

However, you may wonder about rush hour, which also seems to have its fair share of accidents. The reality is that even rush hour on a weekday is not as dangerous as weekend driving. In fact, Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday see the lowest numbers of accidents with Tuesday being the safest day on the roads.

Of course, accidents happen every day of the week, so no day is really safe. However, weekends tend to be when people are more careless. Drunk driving increases during this time as well, which always increases accident numbers. Furthermore, people stay out later, and most of the accidents occur in the evening hours. This information is for education and is not legal advice.