The Worst Time of the Day to be On the Road

01/26/2009 | Auto, Semi & Motorcycle Wrecks

If you don't want to be killed in an automobile accident, there are certain times of day that you should avoid being on the road.  According to the International Institute for Highway Safety, an average 6.6 people are killed between the hours of 5 p.m. and 6 p.m., and another 6.6 between the hours of 6 p.m. and 7 p.m. Those rates are the overall highest of any time during the day. In 2007, 14,055 people were killed in the 5 p.m. hour. But the hours between midnight and 4 a.m. have the highest number of fatalities when calculated as a percentage of the amount of people on the road, according to AAA. During that time, statistically speaking, 5.87 per 100 million people on the road will be killed.

Tommorow we'll reveal the most dangerous month of the year to drive.


Hans

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