Table 2-28: Motor Vehicle Fatal Crashes by Day of Week, Time of Day, and Weather and Light Conditions

Table 2-28: Motor Vehicle Fatal Crashes by Day of Week, Time of Day, and Weather and Light Conditions

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  1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008
TOTAL fatal crashes 39,836 36,937 34,942 35,780 36,254 37,241 37,494 37,324 37,107 37,140 37,526 37,862 38,491 38,477 38,444 39,252 38,648 37,435 34,016
Day of week                                      
Sunday 16.1 16.2 15.9 15.8 15.9 15.7 15.2 15.8 15.4 15.7 16.1 16.0 15.9 16.0 16.2 15.9 16.8 16.6 16.3
Monday 11.7 11.5 11.6 12.1 12.4 12.4 12.7 12.1 12.4 12.6 12.3 12.6 12.2 12.3 12.4 12.6 12.2 12.8 12.1
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 12.4 12.2 11.6 11.8 12.2 11.6 12.4
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 12.6 12.6 12.4 12.4 12.2 12.5 12.3
Thursday 12.6 12.5 13.3 13.0 12.7 13.0 13.3 13.0 12.1 12.9 13.0 12.7 12.8 12.8 13.3 12.9 12.8 12.4 12.7
Friday 16.7 16.5 16.1 16.3 16.3 16.6 16.1 16.1 15.8 15.9 16.0 16.2 15.8 15.7 16.0 15.7 15.5 15.5 15.8
Saturday 20.0 19.9 19.3 19.0 18.6 18.5 18.2 18.0 18.0 18.5 18.5 18.2 18.2 18.4 18.1 18.6 18.3 18.5 18.5
Unknown 0.02 0.03 0.01 0.02 0.04 0.03 0.04 0.05 0.0 0.01 0.01 0.04 0.02 0.05 0.05 0.03 0.00 0.00 0.00
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 13.1 12.5 12.4 12.8 13.0 13.3 13.2
3 a.m. to 6 a.m. 7.7 7.9 7.4 7.4 7.3 7.5 7.4 7.2 7.3 7.6 8.0 7.6 8.1 7.8 7.9 8.1 8.3 8.5 8.2
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 9.7 9.7 9.7 9.9 10.0 9.6 9.5
9 a.m. to noon 8.5 8.6 8.8 9.7 9.6 9.4 9.7 9.9 10.2 10.1 9.9 10.0 9.7 9.9 9.9 9.5 9.5 9.3 9.7
Noon to 3 p.m. 11.6 11.7 12.4 12.5 13.1 12.9 12.7 13.3 13.4 13.2 13.1 13.2 13.1 13.1 13.4 12.9 12.9 12.8 12.8
3 p.m. to 6 p.m. 15.7 15.7 16.0 16.0 16.6 16.8 16.9 16.6 16.8 16.8 16.7 16.6 16.0 16.6 16.3 16.5 15.6 16.0 15.7
6 p.m. to 9 p.m. 15.6 15.6 16.5 16.2 15.7 15.9 15.7 15.9 15.6 15.4 15.3 15.4 15.4 15.3 15.7 15.7 15.6 15.5 15.7
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 14.1 14.0 13.8 13.8 14.3 14.1 14.6
Unknown 0.8 0.8 0.8 0.8 0.8 0.9 0.9 0.9 0.9 0.8 0.9 0.8 0.9 1.0 0.9 0.8 0.8 0.9 0.8
Atmospheric condition                                      
Normal 86.7 86.7 85.7 87.0 87.3 86.7 86.3 86.4 87.2 89.0 88.0 88.4 88.0 87.3 87.0 88.2 89.5 89.4 88.1
Rain 9.3 9.0 10.0 8.7 8.3 8.6 8.4 8.8 8.8 7.3 7.1 7.5 7.8 7.8 8.3 7.4 7.3 6.4 7.1
Snow/sleet 1.6 1.9 2.0 2.2 1.8 2.4 2.7 2.5 1.7 1.6 2.3 1.8 1.9 2.2 1.9 2.0 1.2 2.2 2.5
Other/unknown 2.3 2.4 2.3 2.1 2.5 2.3 2.6 2.3 2.3 2.0 2.6 2.3 2.2 2.7 2.7 2.4 2.1 2.1 2.3
Light condition                                      
Daylight 45.0 45.4 46.0 47.7 49.5 48.7 49.3 50.3 50.5 50.7 50.5 50.8 49.2 50.2 50.0 49.5 48.4 48.5 48.3
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 15.7 16.1 15.7 15.8 15.9 16.5 16.8 17.1
Dark 32.7 33.0 32.4 31.5 30.3 30.7 30.3 29.5 30.0 29.7 29.2 29.0 30.2 29.7 29.6 30.0 30.3 30.3 30.1
Dawn or dusk 4.2 3.9 3.9 4.2 4.2 4.2 4.2 4.2 4.3 4.3 4.1 4.1 4.0 3.9 4.1 4.1 4.2 3.9 4.0
Unknown 0.3 0.3 0.3 0.2 0.3 0.4 0.3 0.4 0.3 0.3 0.4 0.4 0.5 0.5 0.4 0.5 0.5 0.5 0.5

SOURCE

U.S. Department of Transportation, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, National Center for Statistics and Analysis, Fatality Analysis Reporting System (FARS), Web-Based Encyclopedia, available at http://www-fars.nhtsa.dot.gov/ as of August 31, 2009.