Most Deadly Day

The deadliest day in 2022 was Saturday, September 17th with 188 deaths. The average day in 2022 experienced 114 traffic deaths. However, the number of deaths per day varies substantially by both month and day of week. In 2022, deaths ranged from a low of 74 deaths on Wednesday, March 30th to a high of 188 deaths on Saturday, September 17th. 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.