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The Most Dangerous Times for Teens to Drive

Five to seven o'clock in the evening is the riskiest time of day to drive. Traffic builds up in the evenings during peak travel times. Commuters who are drained after a long day's work and are eager to get home put themselves and others at risk on the road.

The deadliest hours on the road are between midnight and 4 a.m. The Highway Hero Driving Academy staff recommends that teens avoid driving during risky and deadly hours.

The Most Dangerous Day of the Week for a Teen to Drive

According to the latest reports, an estimated 158 persons were killed in car accidents on the first day of the weekend. There are about half as many deaths on a typical workday as there are on this day.

The Month with the Highest Risk of Fatal Car Accidents

According to the NHTSA, August is the most dangerous month for motorists, followed closely by September and June. The whole summer season from Memorial Day to Labor Day is dubbed the "100 Deadliest Days" for youths for a reason and should serve as a caution to young drivers. Remember the driving safety guidelines you learned at Highway Hero Driving Academy while having a good time during your long summer vacation.

The Most Dangerous Date for a Teen to Drive On

If you must drive on the Fourth of July, you should extremely careful. For many years, July 4th has been one of the most hazardous driving days of the year. Every year, more than 900 individuals lose their lives in Fourth of July vehicle accidents, according to IIHS statistics.

The Most Dangerous Holiday Weekend for Driving

Every year, families from all across the nation travel to be together for Thanksgiving. It's a hectic travel holiday. As a result, the Thanksgiving holiday weekend is one of the most hazardous for motorists.

Most Dangerous Season for Driving

When a snowfall first begins, the roads become treacherous for motorists. The cold season, as a whole, is less dangerous than the first snowfall in terms of traffic crashes and deaths. There are 14% more fender-benders on the first snow day than later in the winter.

Most Dangerous Roads to Drive

Rural roads are thought to be the scene of more than half of all traffic deaths. Highways and interstates, on the other hand, also remain dangerous. The following are the most hazardous roadways in the United States, according to Geotab's research:

  • There are 2.8 fatal accidents per 100,000 miles on Florida's Highway 1.

  • Tennessee's I-40 has the second-highest number of fatal collisions while having a low crash fatality rate.

  • Texas's US-83 has the second-highest fatality crash rate and the fifth-highest overall crash count.

In Texas, the Houston region is home to the deadliest stretch of I-45, which was recently ranked second on the 100 most dangerous roads in the country.

It's the deadliest route in three states, with the US's third, fourth, and fifth-highest death tolls. The I-40 freeway through Arizona, New Mexico, and California.


You will be more prepared to handle the road ahead now that you know when it's the riskiest and why. Remember that crashes aren't the fault of the automobile or the environment. Drivers are at blame for these accidents. Avoid risk-taking if you're unsure about your driving abilities or expertise.

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