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When is the riskiest time to drive in North Dakota?



Bismarck, North Dakota – When talking about car crashes, there are a lot of factors to take into account, such as the drivers’ ages, the driving actions that preceded the collision, and the road’s weather. To piece together exactly what happens at the scene of the occurrence, it is also crucial to determine the duration of the accident. Additionally, examining these times in more detail can reveal the riskiest times of day to drive in each state, as evidenced by a recent study.

The most recent data from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) was examined in a recent study conducted by legal funding specialists at Tribeca Lawsuit Loans to determine the dates of the most fatal crashes in each state between 2017 and 2021. Here, it was found that driving in the United States is extremely risky between the hours of 6:00 and 6:59 p.m., as this is when the majority of accidents occur in the most states. Approximately 10,4850, or 5.91% of the 177,409 fatal crashes that happened in the US between 2017 and 2021, happened during this time frame. The same can be true for other periods in the nation that were particularly risky, many of them took place in the nighttime.

While this tendency is still pretty strong across the United States, it is not precisely the same in North Dakota, where data shows that the hours of 7:00 to 7:59 p.m. are the deadliest for driving in the Peace Garden State. Thirty of the 473 fatal accidents that happened in North Dakota between 2017 and 2021 (or 6.34%) happened during this period.

“With the primary theme of this data being that rush hour is arguably the most dangerous time to drive,” Tribeca Lawsuit Loans’ CEO Rory Donadio states, “it can be pointed out that half the hours of the day, like early hours of the morning, don’t even feature. However, this doesn’t mean these times aren’t dangerous in themselves, with fewer cars on the road still posing a serious crash risk with potentially less cautious drivers.”

Regardless of the time of day, the North Dakota Department of Transportation offers a wealth of information on defensive driving, education, safety, and training to keep you safe while driving.