42 people lost their lives as a result of automobile accidents in the state of North Dakota in 2023. So far for 2024, 4 people have lost their lives as a result of vehicle accidents in the Peace Garden State.

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The website Clunker Junker, conducted an in-depth investigation on everything that is associated with driving. They broke down the months that are the most hazardous for driving, as well as the hours and days that are the most hazardous for driving, and they provided further information.

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When is the most hazardous moment to be behind the wheel?

In the state of North Dakota, it would appear that the most hazardous period to be behind the wheel is between the hours of 4:00 and 4:59 in the afternoon.

When it comes to driving in Montana, it seems that the most hazardous time to do so is between the hours of 2:00 and 2:59 in the afternoon.

When it comes to South Dakota, it seems that the most hazardous time to be behind the wheel is between the hours of 1:00 pm - 1:59 pm.

Now let's turn to the state of Minnesota. Data shows that the most hazardous period to be behind the wheel is between the hours of 4:00 and 4:59.

Among the other important conclusions according to Clunker Junker nationwide are:

  • The most dangerous period to drive is between 9 and 10 p.m. when there are an average of 5.57 fatal collisions.
  • The safest time to drive is between four and five in the morning; every day, 2.34 fatal collisions occur in the United States during this hour.
  • With an average of 4.68 fatal accidents per hour, peaking at 7.08 between 9 and 10 p.m., Saturday is the most deadly day to drive.
  • Driving safety is highest in September (106.48 per day), and lowest in March (80.95).
    While core areas are more risky in the afternoon, coastal states are often more dangerous in the evenings.

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