Any time you get behind the wheel, you're putting yourself at risk of being involved in a traffic accident. While most people won't be involved in a serious or fatal crash in their lifetimes, many people will be involved in a collsion of some kind.
To avoid getting into an auto accident, one thing you can do is avoid dangerous roads and avoid driving at the riskiest times of day. Below is some more information about dangerous travel times in Connecticut.
Do you know the most dangerous times to be on the road in our state?
It's interesting, but according to the UCONN Crash Data Repository, Fridays are going to be the most dangerous days you face while driving. That's based on data from 2015 through 2019. The data shows that 17% of crashes in the last four years happened on Fridays. During those days, the evening rush hour is most dangerous. In total, 27% of all crashes that occurred on Fridays happened between 3:00 and 5:00 p.m.
What's the most dangerous highway in Connecticut?
The study found that the most car crashes happened on Interstate 95. Another dangerous highway was Interstate 84.
What are the most dangerous months to drive?
Most months are similar, when looking at four-year data. However, there is a small uptick in accidents during the winter months. This may be due to increased ice and snow as well as the winter holiday season.
Despite the dangers, many people do have to drive some of the more perilous times. If you are involved in a crash, you can hold the at-fault driver responsible for it. They may be liable for covering the expenses related to the collision.