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The days and times most dangerous for drivers

On Behalf of | Mar 25, 2020 | Car Accidents, Motor Vehicle Accidents |

Georgia drivers may understand that their chances of being in a car crash can vary based on the day and time. However, they may not know what times and days are, in fact, the most dangerous. Fortunately, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and other agencies have provided answers to this end.

NHTSA says that drivers are most likely to get in a crash in the afternoon rush hour. Saturday is the deadliest day, NHTSA found out after analyzing data for 2016 from the Fatality Analysis Reporting System. In that year, there were 6,802 car crash fatalities on Saturday, followed by 5,826 on Friday and 5,809 on Sunday. Tuesdays were the safest, relatively, as they saw 4,444 such fatalities that year.

Avvo, also looking at FARS data, determined what fatalities arose at different times of the day. Using three-hour increments, it found that the time between 4:00 p.m. and 6:59 p.m. saw the highest number of fatalities (6,201), followed by the period between 7:00 p.m. and 9:59 p.m. (6,067) and 1:00 p.m. and 3:59 p.m. (5,273).

The early morning saw fewer deaths since drivers tend to be safer during their morning commute. Later in the day, though, as fatigue sets in and visibility is reduced, drivers are put in unsafe situations.

Someone who has been hurt in a motor vehicle crash even though they were acting cautiously may be able to seek compensation for their injuries. Compensation could cover medical expenses, missed wages, vehicle repair costs and more. The process of filing a third-party insurance claim can be complicated, though, so a victim may do well to get legal counsel. With a lawyer, they may have their case prepared while they focus on their recovery. The lawyer could negotiate on their behalf for a reasonable settlement.

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