Newark, N.J., roadways were found to be 53% riskier than any other U.S. city between July 3 and July 5, 2018, based on commercial fleet data collected by Lytx, a provider of video telematics and analytics.
Other cities that ranked among the top five riskiest places to drive during that period include Baltimore, Chicago, Los Angles, and Philadelphia.
The 2018 fleet data also showed that driving in the early morning — specifically, between 5 a.m. and 12 noon — was 65% riskier than any other time of the day between July 3 and July 5.
Other challenging times to be on the roads include noon to 5 p.m., which ranked as the second most risky time. That was followed by nighttime, specifically, 9 p.m. to 5 a.m., and finally, evening, specifically, 5 p.m. to 9 p.m.
The study also evaluated the top risky behaviors engaged in by drivers over the July 3 - 5, 2018 holiday period. Not enough following distance ranked as the worst behavior, followed by driving without a seatbelt and violating speed limits.
The data was collected between July 3 and July 5, 2018 from Lytx’s client database, including public and private fleets in the trucking, waste, transit, government, construction, field services, and other industries.