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What time and day do most auto accidents occur?

On Behalf of | Sep 12, 2020 | Car Accidents |

You may think that your most recent auto accident was completely random. It happened on Friday in 2018, at around 5:30 p.m. as you were heading out to dinner in Ashland with some friends. But what you may not realize is that in 2018, Friday was the most dangerous day for auto accidents in Kentucky.

In fact, 23, 325 car accidents happened on Friday that year, followed by 20,798 on Thursday and 20, 475 on Mondays. However, nationwide, Saturday is the day when most car accidents happen.

Also, according to the National Highway Transportation Administration, most auto accidents happen between 3-6 p.m. in the United States, when more drivers are on the roads on their way home from work.

Is there a dangerous month for accidents?

If most accidents happen on a certain day and during a specific time period, are they more common in a specific month too? In Kentucky, October and November are when most car accidents occur: 12,618 in October and 12,412 in November. Nationwide, August is the most dangerous month on the roads, despite the fact roads generally are clear and dry.

What are some common causes of accidents?

No matter what day, time or month you are on the road, you always are at risk for an accident. Some of the most common causes for a crash are the following:

  • Distracted driving
  • Drunk driving
  • Speeding
  • Driving in bad weather conditions
  • Running a red light

Despite when or why an auto accident occurs, you can face a difficult recovery ahead if you suffer a serious injury. You need to keep in mind that reaching out to a personal injury attorney is not uncommon in this situation. You may need help to get a better insurance settlement to recover fully.