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Most dangerous times to drive

On Behalf of | Oct 6, 2021 | Injuries

There are certain times of the day, week and year when it’s more dangerous to drive around Tennessee. Although an accident could potentially happen at any time, there are certain times when you are statistically more likely to get into an accident.

Most dangerous times of the day

According to data from 2019, the most dangerous time of day to be on the road is between 4 p.m. and 7:59 p.m. During these hours, there is a peak in both fatal and nonfatal accidents.

The most dangerous time of the day for fatal accidents depends on what time of the year it is. For example, during the summer, most fatal car accidents happen between 8 p.m. and 11:59 p.m. In October through March, fatal crashes peak between the hours of 4 p.m. and 7:59 p.m.

Most dangerous times of the week

The most dangerous times of the week for fatal accidents are on the weekends, especially Saturday. However, more nonfatal accidents occur on weekdays. Friday is the peak day for nonfatal accidents.

Most dangerous times of the year

There is a lot of data to suggest that fall is the most dangerous driving season of the year. September in particular has more fatal car accidents than any other month. It could be a combination of weather conditions and a lot more driving around various holidays that makes fall more dangerous.

Your car accident might not have been your fault

If you were involved in a multi-car accident, you may be able to sue the at-fault driver for damages. Sometimes, it is unclear who was at fault, especially when an accident involves more than two vehicles. In these cases especially, it’s important investigate the details of your crash to determine who is liable.

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