When limo drivers gain experience they become accustomed to a variety of situations. Whether it’s driving in during a bright day, rainy night or even a particular holiday, some days are actually statistically more dangerous than others. But what are they? The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has put together a list of some of the most dangerous times of the day and year for people to drive. This information may be useful for your limo drivers and may cause you to rethink these certain instances and how they may affect your livery insurance.
The following are the ten deadliest days for drivers, according to data collected by the NHTSA:
1. July 4
2. July 3
3. December 23
4. December 24
5. December 22
6. August 3
7. January 1
8. September 1
9. September 2
10. August 4
As you can see, most of the days revolve around certain holidays including the Fourth of July, Christmas, and Labor Day. This may be a result of higher traffic concentrations of people traveling from airports for the winter holidays or going down the Cape during the summer. Also, many drivers are likely to be intoxicated over these days than others considering the nature of holidays like Christmas and the Fourth.
In addition to specific days, the NHTSA also outlines the most dangerous days of the week. They are in order:
Obviously, it’s easy to notice a trend. The two weekend days plus Friday are in the top 3, and these days are usually when most drivers are intoxicated. In addition to the certain dates and days, the NHTSA rounded out their study with the most dangerous times of day to drive. They are:
As you can tell, 4/5 times deal with either late night or rush hour. During rush hour, there are many more cars on the road than normal and many accident tend to happen around this time. Also, night driving is a precaution because not only is visibility limited, intoxicated drivers may be on the road as well.
At Wolpert Insurance & Risk Management we hope that you and your drivers take notice of the trends above in order to stay safer on the roads at certain times. The last thing any service needs is a claim on their limo insurance, so feel free to give us a call today to learn more.