Table 2-27. Motor Vehicle Fatal Crashes by Day of Week, Time of Day, and Weather and Light Conditions (percent)

Table 2-27. Motor Vehicle Fatal Crashes by Day of Week, Time of Day, and Weather and Light Conditions (percent)

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  1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995R 1996 1997 1998 1999
Fatal crashes 39,836 36,937 34,942 35,780 36,254 37,241 R37,494 R37,324 37,107 37,043
Day of week                   
Sunday 16.1 16.2 15.9 15.8 15.9 15.7 15.2 15.8 15.5 15.8
Monday 11.7 11.5 11.6 12.1 12.4 12.4 12.7 12.1 12.4 12.6
Tuesday 11.5 11.5 11.5 11.8 11.7 11.8 12.4 R11.9 12.4 11.9
Wednesday 11.5 11.9 12.3 12.0 12.3 11.9 12.2 13.0 12.4 12.5
Thursday 12.5 12.5 13.2 13.0 12.7 13.0 13.3 13.0 R13.5 12.9
Friday 16.6 16.5 16.1 16.3 16.3 16.6 16.1 16.1 15.8 15.9
Saturday 19.9 19.9 19.3 19.0 R18.6 18.5 18.1 18.0 18.0 18.5
Unknown 0.02 0.03 0.01 0.02 R0.04 0.03 0.04 0.05 0.04 0.02
Time of day                   
Midnight to 3 a.m. 15.7 15.3 14.3 R13.8 13.1 12.8 R12.6 12.2 12.3 12.2
3 a.m. to 6 a.m. 7.7 7.9 7.4 R7.3 7.3 7.5 7.4 7.2 7.3 7.8
6 a.m. to 9 a.m. 8.6 8.6 8.5 8.9 9.3 9.2 9.5 9.9 9.7 10.1
9 a.m. to noon 8.4 8.6 8.8 9.7 9.6 9.4 9.7 9.9 10.2 10.0
Noon to 3 p.m. 11.5 0.0 12.4 12.5 13.1 12.9 12.7 13.3 13.4 13.2
3 p.m. to 6 p.m. 15.6 15.7 16.0 16.0 16.6 16.8 16.9 16.6 16.8 16.8
6 p.m. to 9 p.m. 15.5 15.6 16.5 16.2 15.7 15.9 15.7 15.9 15.6 15.4
9 p.m. to midnight 15.9 15.8 15.3 14.7 14.3 14.6 14.6 14.1 13.8 13.8
Unknown 0.8 0.8 0.8 0.8 0.8 0.9 0.9 0.9 0.9 0.9
Atmospheric condition                   
Normal 86.7 86.7 85.6 R87.0 R87.3 86.4 86.3 R86.4 R87.2 89.0
Rain 9.3 9.0 10.0 8.7 8.3 8.5 8.4 R8.8 8.8 7.3
Snow/sleet 1.6 1.9 2.0 2.2 1.8 2.4 2.7 2.5 R1.7 1.6
Other/unknown 2.3 2.4 2.3 R2.1 R2.5 2.6 2.6 R2.3 R2.3 2.1
Light condition                   
Daylight 45.0 45.4 46.0 47.7 R49.5 R48.7 49.3 R50.3 R50.5 50.7
Dark, but lighted 17.7 17.4 17.4 R16.4 15.6 15.8 15.9 R15.6 R14.9 14.9
Dark 32.7 33.0 32.4 R31.5 R30.3 R30.3 30.3 R29.5 30.0 29.7
Dawn or dusk 4.2 3.9 3.9 4.2 R4.2 R4.2 R4.2 4.2 4.3 4.3
Unknown 0.3 0.3 0.3 R0.2 R0.2 R0.4 0.3 1.0 R0.3 0.3

KEY: R = revised.

SOURCE: U.S. Department of Transportation, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Traffic Safety Facts  (Washington, DC: Annual issues), tables 24 and 25 and personal communication, Sept.11, 2000.