Statistics on when most deadly car accidents occur

Here are some interesting statistics published by the IIHS on when most deadly crashes occur:

In 2010, the month of February had the lowest number of crash deaths.

Motor vehicle crashes by month, 2010
Month Deaths %
January 2,290 7
February 2,016 6
March 2,423 7
April 2,777 8
May 2,934 9
June 2,795 8
July 3,095 9
August 3,083 9
September 3,024 9
October 3,056 9
November 2,795 8
December 2,597 8
Total 32,885 100

In 2010, 51 percent of crash deaths occurred on Friday, Saturday, or Sunday.

Motor vehicle crashes by day of week, 2010
Day of week Deaths %
Sunday 5,307 16
Monday 4,104 12
Tuesday 3,826 12
Wednesday 3,983 12
Thursday 4,284 13
Friday 5,334 16
Saturday 6,047 18
Total 32,885 100

In 2010, crash deaths occurred most often between 3 p.m. and 9 p.m. (32 percent).

Motor vehicle crash deaths by time of day, 2010
Time of day Deaths %
Midnight – 3.a.m 4,156 13
3 a.m. – 6 a.m. 2,767 8
6 a.m. – 9 a.m. 3,164 10
9 a.m.noon 3,211 10
Noon3 p.m. 4,349 13
3 p.m. – 6 p.m. 5,339 16
6 p.m. – 9 p.m. 5,178 16
9 p.m.midnight  4,475 14
Total* 32,885 100
*Total includes other and/or unknowns

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