When Is the Deadliest Day To Drive Your Car? Today
We hope you are having a good summer. But June through August is the most dangerous time of the year to drive. So please be extra cautious on our roads this month.
And today, August 2nd, is the worst day to drive in America according to a new report.
Why is that? You might think it would be a traditional night of heavy drinking, say Super Bowl Sunday or New Year’s Eve, right?
The answer is that more people are rushing to or from their beach vacations, are more in a hurry and more careless, according to the report.
Dallas-Fort Worth is a very dangerous place to drive
We assume that when we start driving to a destination, we will arrive there safely.
But we have a shocking number of car wrecks here — 80,000 each year in Dallas and Tarrant Counties.
And just in the past two days, the press has chosen to report these two tragedies:
- two people died in Keller late last night; and
- an 18-year-old passed away on Tuesday after being in a crash in Grand Prairie last week. And as bad as that news was, the city has reached an all-time high record for the number of fatalities to date for a single year.
We extend out sincerest condolences to the families of the deceased.
And Texas in the deadliest state in the U.S.
It is horrible to think that almost 4,000 Texans perished in vehicle collisions in 2016. That’s a shocking one death every two hours.
Here are more sobering details.
We were #1 in the country in this dismal category, even though California has 10 million more people than we do so they should be first.
And an additional 265,000 Texans were injured in crashes.
Care to guess where the most dangerous highway is? Here in Fort Worth, the two-mile section of Interstate 30 between I-35 and Oakland.
Dallas also had many of the most dangerous roads on the list of the most dangerous roads. Of course.