Many men and women in Chicago think that winter is the most dangerous time to drive on our roads and highways, but the summer months are actually the most deadly. The increase in traffic, drunk driving and vacationers leads to nearly twice as many fatal car accidents in the summer.
Dry roads and ideal weather conditions don’t mean you’re less likely to get into a car crash. In fact, most drivers let their guard down in the summer after cautiously driving through ice and snow in the winter.
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, the Fourth of July is generally the most fatal holiday. The average number of car accident-related deaths over Fourth of July from 2005 to 2009 was 144 and that number has only gone up, but July isn’t the most dangerous month. August is home to seven of the most dangerous days to be on the road, making it the month to take safety especially seriously.
You can avoid adding to summer accident statistics by:
- Not drinking and driving.
- Avoiding distracted driving.
- Staying off the road between midnight and 3am.
- Refraining from driving on Saturdays – the most dangerous day to drive year round.
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