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Which Weekday Has the Fewest Road Deaths?

June 14, 2017

Graph courtesy of CDC.
Graph courtesy of CDC.

It’s widely known that U.S. road fatalities spike on weekends, when there’s generally more late-night driving and alcohol use. But which day of the week sees the fewest number of motor vehicle crash deaths? That distinction goes to Tuesday, according to new data from the National Vital Statistics System.

In 2015, an average of 103 motor vehicle injury deaths occurred each day. The daily average for suicides was 121, while the daily average for homicides was 49.

Fatal car accidents were least likely to occur on Tuesdays. However, the highest number of suicides occurred on Mondays and Tuesdays. Saturdays saw the lowest number of suicides.

Homicides peaked on Sundays, followed by Saturdays. Homicides were less likely to occur on weekdays, according to the National Vital Statistics System. The statistics were published in a report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

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