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What Is the Safest Day of the Week to Drive?

The safest day of the week to drive in the US is Tuesday, according to 2010 National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) records. The deadliest days of the week to drive are weekends, with Saturday being the most deadly. NHTSA also reports that the safest time of day to drive is between midnight and 3 a.m.

More about driving safety:

  • Most car crash fatalities are due to passengers not wearing seat belts.
  • States have different laws regarding driving safety. For example, Alabama has a ban on texting for all drivers, whereas Missouri has a ban on texting for novice drivers.
  • In 2009, over 33,000 people were killed in car crashes, according to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, making up 23% of all traffic deaths. The majority of those that died were aged between 35 and 49.
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