Most Deadly Day

The deadliest day in 2021 was Saturday August 7th with 201 deaths. The average day in 2021 experienced 116 traffic deaths. However, the number of deaths per day varies substantially by both month and day of week. In 2021, deaths ranged from a low of 57 deaths on Tuesday February 16th to a high of 201 deaths on Saturday August 7th. 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.

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