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 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001
TOTAL fatal crashes 39,836 36,937 34,942 35,780 36,254 37,241 37,494 37,324 37,107 37,140 R37,526 37,795
Day of week                        
Sunday 16.1 16.2 15.9 15.8 15.9 15.7 15.2 15.8 15.5 15.7 16.1 16.0
Monday 11.7 11.5 11.6 12.1 12.4 12.4 12.7 12.1 12.4 12.6 R12.3 12.6
Tuesday 11.5 11.5 11.5 11.8 11.7 11.8 12.4 11.9 12.4 11.9 12.0 12.1
Wednesday 11.5 11.9 12.3 12.0 12.3 11.9 12.2 13.0 12.4 12.5 12.2 12.2
Thursday R12.6 12.5 R13.3 13.0 12.7 13.0 13.3 13.0 13.5 12.9 13.0 12.7
Friday R16.7 16.5 16.1 16.3 16.3 16.6 16.1 16.1 15.8 15.9 16.0 16.1
Saturday R20.0 19.9 19.3 19.0 18.6 18.5 18.2 18.0 18.0 18.5 18.5 18.2
Unknown 0.02 0.03 0.01 0.02 0.04 0.03 0.04 0.05 0.04 0.01 R0.01 0.04
Time of day                        
Midnight to 3 a.m. 15.7 15.3 14.3 13.8 13.1 12.8 12.6 12.2 12.3 12.2 12.5 12.5
3 a.m. to 6 a.m. 7.7 7.9 7.4 R7.4 7.3 7.5 7.4 7.2 7.3 7.6 8.0 7.6
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 9.9 9.8
9 a.m. to noon R8.5 8.6 8.8 9.7 9.6 9.4 9.7 9.9 10.2 10.1 9.9 10.0
Noon to 3 p.m. R11.6 R11.7 12.4 12.5 13.1 12.9 12.7 13.3 13.4 13.2 13.1 13.2
3 p.m. to 6 p.m. R15.7 15.7 16.0 16.0 16.6 16.8 16.9 16.6 16.8 16.8 16.7 16.6
6 p.m. to 9 p.m. R15.6 15.6 16.5 16.2 15.7 15.9 15.7 15.9 15.6 15.4 R15.3 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 13.7 14.1
Unknown 0.8 0.8 0.8 0.8 R0.8 0.9 0.9 0.9 0.9 0.8 0.9 0.8
Atmospheric condition                        
Normal 86.7 86.7 R85.7 87.0 87.3 86.7 86.3 86.4 87.2 89.0 R88.0 88.1
Rain 9.3 9.0 10.0 8.7 8.3 8.6 8.4 8.8 8.8 7.3 R7.1 7.5
Snow/sleet 1.6 1.9 2.0 2.2 1.8 2.4 2.7 2.5 1.7 1.6 R2.3 1.8
Other/unknown 2.3 2.4 2.3 2.1 2.5 2.3 2.6 2.3 2.3 2.0 R2.6 2.6
Light condition                        
Daylight 45.0 45.4 46.0 47.7 49.5 48.7 49.3 50.3 50.5 50.7 R50.5 50.7
Dark, but lighted 17.7 17.4 17.4 16.4 15.6 16.0 15.9 15.6 14.9 15.0 15.9 15.6
Dark 32.7 33.0 32.4 31.5 30.3 30.7 30.3 29.5 30.0 29.7 R29.2 29.0
Dawn or dusk 4.2 3.9 3.9 4.2 4.2 4.2 4.2 4.2 4.3 4.3 R4.1 4.1
Unknown 0.3 0.3 0.3 0.2 0.3 0.4 0.3 0.4 0.3 0.3 R0.4 0.7

KEY: R = revised.

SOURCE

U.S. Department of Transportation, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, National Center for Statistics and Analysis, Traffic Safety Facts 2000, DOT HS 809 337 (Washington, DC: December 2001), tables 24, 25, and personal communication, Sept. 10, 2002.