These are Most Dangerous Days and Times to Be on Illinois Roads
Without seeing the results from this latest study, I would've guessed the most dangerous time to drive is late at night on a Friday when the risk of intoxicated drivers is high.
According to a new study from Assurance that ranked the most dangerous days and times to be on the road in every U.S. state, the risky days and times may be surprising to you.
Is there a specific day that's more dangerous to drive in Illinois?
Using fatal auto accident data provided by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) some of the factors to determine this list included the number of licensed drivers and the number of roadway miles driven in each state.
According to that data, the most dangerous weekday to drive in Illinois is Thursday, while Saturday was listed as the most dangerous weekend day to drive in the Land of Lincoln.
Saturday was also the most dangerous weekend day in Wisconsin, but during the week it's Wednesdays that have the most roadway fatalities in the Dairy State.
Tuesday was the safest day to drive during the week with only 7 states experiencing high rates of fatalities.
Weekends were the most dangerous to drive across all U.S. states, according to this study, with Saturday being the most dangerous day for 42 states.
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What time of day is the most dangerous to drive in Illinois?
Based on the number of fatal accidents since 2016, it's evident that the time of day determines how deadly accidents are in certain states.
In Illinois, the most fatal accidents occur between 6 pm and 7 pm, which is the second most dangerous hour to drive in the United States.
Both 5-6 p.m. and 8-9 p.m. were equally dangerous for 10 states each. The after-work rush (5-6 p.m.) was the most hazardous for states like Iowa (117 fatalities), New York (286 fatalities), and Tennessee (306 fatalities) while 8-9 p.m. was the worst time to drive in places like Florida (1,061 fatalities), Mississippi (199 fatalities), and New Mexico (131 fatalities).
What are the 5 most dangerous states in America to drive?
- New Mexico
- South Carolina
Illinois was ranked the 34th most dangerous state to drive, followed by Wisconsin at 35.
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To see where all the U.S. States rank on the list of Most Dangerous States to Drive, CLICK HERE.