Most Deadly Day

The average day in 2020 experienced 106 traffic deaths. However, the average number of deaths per day varies substantially by both month and day of week. In 2020, Saturday September 19th experienced the most deaths (188), while Monday March 30th experienced the fewest deaths (54). The chart reflects the number of police reported traffic deaths by day of year as measured by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). Use the chart to explore daily fatality patterns over the years. Hover over the chart to view the number of deaths by hour of day.

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Source: National Safety Council (NSC) analysis of National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) data.