Hold tight Michigan drivers, it's time to find out when to stay off the roads. Bader Scott, a Georgia-based law firm, has crunched available data from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and the results are enlightening.

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Analysis of crash information from across the United States over the last five years has revealed that, nationwide, weekends (Friday through Sunday) carry a 26% higher fatality risk, with Tuesday and Wednesday being the safest. How does Michigan compare to the rest of the country?

Revealing Michigan's Most Fatal Hour, Day, and Month for Drivers


Before we dive into Michigan's dangerous times to be on the road, let's take a look at the safest time for travel. Be forewarned, if you're looking to avoid risk, you'll need some time off and an early bedtime.

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According to Bader Scott's study, Michigan's fewest fatal collisions take place in February. The Mitten's safest day for travel is Wednesday with it's safest hour being quite early: 4-5am.


While the analysis gives us insight into the average hour, day, and month for fatal accidents in the state of Michigan, it is important to consider other factors that make our roads dangerous.

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While multiple hazards present risks, the one variable you can't plan for is other drivers. Rush-hour traffic in Michigan is a prime example of how some people are willing to put others at risk so they can get to their destination on time.

Road Fatalities: Most Dangerous Time, Day, and Month by State

Knowing what dangers are ahead is part of being a good driver. Georgia-based attorneys at Bader Scott gathered information from the National Highway Safety Transportation Administration (NHTSA) to determine the most fatal time, day, and month to be on the road in each of the 50 states.

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