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Surprising traffic accident statistics

Roadway accidents can happen anytime, anywhere. But there are certain times of the year - and certain times of the day - in which traffic accidents are more common.

Forbes.com published an article that details these fascinating statistics:

  • August is the most dangerous month of the year to drive
  • Saturday is the most dangerous day of the week to drive
  • The lowest number of traffic accidents occur in the midweek - Tuesday and Wednesday, to be exact
  • Dangerous driving behaviors - drunk driving, speeding, not using a seat belt - increase during the night hours

Fatal accident statistics

  • Speeding is a factor in 30 percent of fatal accidents
  • Alcohol is a factor in 18 percent of fatal accidents that occur during the daytime; Alcohol is a factor in 54 percent of fatal accidents that occur at night
  • 49 percent of fatal accidents occur at night
  • Two-thirds of victims of fatal accidents that occur at night are not wearing a seat belt; Less than have of victims of fatal accidents that occur during the day are not wearing a seat belt

Safe driving habits - wearing a seat belt, paying attention, not using a cell phone, etc. - can go a long way in preventing traffic accidents. But unfortunately, some accidents cannot be avoided. When an accident occurs, it is important for victims to understand their legal options and hold the responsible driver accountable for the damaged that has occurred.

Injured in a car accident? Get legal help now.

If you have been injured in a car accident involving a drunk driver, distracted driver or other negligent driver, you may be entitled to significant compensation. Contact Cantafio Hammond for a free consultation with a personal injury lawyer.

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