There are times in the day, days of the week and even months in the year when limousine drivers are busiest. And these busy schedules often go hand-in-hand with the most dangerous drive times to be on the road. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has been accumulating data on traffic safety for more almost 30 years, and its research has centered on just about every aspect of driving in order to pinpoint specific areas to raise driver awareness and contribute to making our roadways safer.
Data provided by the Agency summarize the deadliest days for drivers, broken down by specific days, times during the days and times of the year. Following is a summary of some of the NHTSA’s findings.
Top 10 Deadliest Days of the Year (in order)
1. July 4
2. July 3
3. December 23
4. December 24
5. December 22
6. August 3
7. January 1
8. September 1
9. September 2
10. August 4
The NHTSA data indicate that these deadliest days to drive are not random; these are the days when high numbers of Americans are celebrating and then getting in cars either tired or intoxicated, and likely to take dangerous driving risks to lengthen their
celebrations. The August and September days indicated are dates when most
Americans leave for, or are returning from their vacations.
Deadliest Days of the Week
Deadliest Times of the Day
1. 3 p.m. – 6 p.m.
2. 6 p.m. – 9 p.m.
3. 9 p.m. – Midnight
4. Noon – 3 p.m.
5. Midnight – 3 a.m.
The data collected on days of the week and times of the day bear out the fact that weekend driving increases the risk of dangerous driving behavior, and commute times bear the brunt of many more drivers on the road. So, alarmingly, the times that drivers need to remain cautious and vigilant, these are often the times that they are driving tired, distracted or impaired.
Ultimately, drivers are responsible for the number of fatalities on our highways every year. As the professional limousine driver on the road, knowing the dates, days and times of day when dangerous driving is most likely to occur, you can be a significant
factor in helping to reduce yearly traffic deaths and injuries.