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When Is the Most Dangerous Time to Drive?

In most regions of the United States, a car, truck, or other motorized vehicle is required to get around. Highways and interstates serpentine throughout the country, connecting suburbs and small towns to metropolises. If you are one of the many Florida residents who travel on these roads on a regular basis, you likely know that rush hour is the most frustrating time to drive. But what about the most dangerous?

The Most Dangerous Time of the Day

According to fatality rates from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and AAA, the most dangerous time of the day to drive is from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.—right around rush hour. With more drivers on the road, the chances of getting into an accident are at an all-time high. Rush hour road rage and post-work fatigue only increase these chances.

The Most Dangerous Time of the Week

Although most people work from Monday to Friday, data from the NHTSA has shown that Saturday is the most dangerous day of the week to drive. The favorite day of many, Saturday is regarded as the day to get together with friends, socialize, and relax. Thus, Saturday often sees an influx of drivers on the road, some of whom may be under the influence of alcohol.

The Most Dangerous Time of the Year

Florida residents are lucky to not have to worry about driving in the snow. However, the most dangerous time of the year to drive is not during the cold winter months—it’s during the summer. In fact, the time between Memorial Day and Labor Day has such a high fatality rate that it has been deemed the “100 Deadliest Days.” Teenage drivers are particularly at risk during this time of the year, mostly due to their inexperience. Drivers of all ages should take care to drive defensively to prevent accidents with younger, inexperienced drivers.

No matter what time of the day, week, or year it is, auto accident victims have legal rights. If you were injured by a negligent driver, our trial attorneys at Michles & Booth will help recover your financial compensation. We are nationally recognized for our skill in winning millions of dollars in compensatory damages for our clients. No case is too big or small for our award-winning Florida law firm.

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