What is the deadliest day to drive in your state? Is it around the holidays such as Independence Day or New Year’s, when people are more likely to drive under the influence? Or is it in the summer, when less experienced student drivers are out on the roads during their school holidays? See our interactive graphic to find out.
Fatal Crash Rate: Lower Higher
(# of crashes per 1 billion vehicle-miles driven)
Sources and methodology – To determine the most dangerous day to drive in each state, we calculated a Fatal Crash Rate that is based on the number of fatal crashes that occurred in the US between 2006 and 2015, taken from Fatality Analysis Reporting System. The raw number of crashes on each day was then weighted by the vehicle miles travelled in each state, obtained from Traffic Volume Trends. Fatal Crash Rate represents number of fatal road accidents per 1 billion vehicle–miles driven. Days with the highest Fatal Crash Rates were deemed the most dangerous.