How many car accidents are there in New York yearly?
The New York State Department of Motor Vehicles maintains records for the number of motor vehicle accidents in New York. In New York there were 307,550 crashes in 2011. These crashes resulted in 1,153 fatalities and 177,445 persons injured. These are staggering numbers. Every time you drive, your safety is at risk from drivers who are driving distracted, driving imprudently or driving recklessly.
When is the most dangerous time to drive?
These statistics are further broken down by days of the week and even hours of the day.
The most dangerous time to drive, perhaps not surprisingly, Friday rush hour when there were 11,978 accidents. As measured in fatalities, the most dangerous time is Sunday between 3 am and 6 am when there were 35 fatalities.
This information was brought to you by the Snyder Law Firm, PLLC, serving Central New York.
- The Country’s First Fatal Car Accident Happened in NYC, 114 Years and Nine Days Ago (animalnewyork.com)
- New York Creates ‘Texting Zones’ to Stop Car Accidents (mashable.com)
- NY Gov Cuomo: Distracted Driving is “Getting Worse, Not Better” (wnyc.org)