Statistically, the most dangerous time in the day to drive in Florida is 2 am. The most dangerous day to drive is Sunday
New research has revealed the most dangerous time to drive in Florida, with interesting results.
The study by personal injury attorneys InjuredInFlorida.com analyzed data from 2017 to 2021 from the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles to see which time and day had the highest percentage of people suffering fatal injuries from vehicle accidents.
It found that statistically, 2 a.m. is the most dangerous time to drive in Florida, with 693, or 1.35%, of everyone involved in accidents suffering fatal injuries. Other particularly dangerous times to drive include 4 a.m. and 3 a.m. , which both tied at 1.3% of all accident victims suffering fatal injuries. The topmost dangerous hours of the day to drive in were all found to be at night or early morning hours.
The safest place to drive in the study was found to be 8 a.m. This is because only 338, or 0.14%, of people involved accidents recorded at that time between 2017 and 2021 suffered fatal injuries. Next was 3 p.m., with only 0.17% of people involved in accidents suffering fatal injuries, followed by 4 p.m., 2 p.m. and 7 a.m., which were all tied at 0.2%.
The study also looked at days of the week and ordered them all from most to least dangerous, with Sunday coming out as the most dangerous day to drive in Florida. On all Sundays between 2017 and 2021, 0.52% of all people involved in road accidents suffered fatal injuries. 0.46% of all people involved in accidents recorded on Sundays suffered fatal injuries, and Fridays and Mondays tied with 0.32%.
Wednesday is statistically the safest day to drive in Fla. with 0.3% of vehicle accident victims suffering fatal injuries.
Commenting on the findings, a spokesperson for InjuredInFlorida.com said: “While driving in the early hours of the morning and at night may provide clearer roads and shorter journeys, it doesn’t necessarily mean a safer journey. There are more injuries during rush hour than at these times, but the data shows that fatalities are more than five times likely to occur early in the morning by comparison.”