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The 5 Most Dangerous Times to Drive in Colorado

Data collected by The National Highway Transportation Administration in Colorado revealed the most dangerous times for drivers in Colorado. The data was taken from five years of crash statistics in the state, from 558 accidents, which totaled 608 deaths. Most notable was that most deadly accidents happened between 7 p.m. and 10 p.m. Between those three hours, a total of 91 fatal accidents occurred. There could be a variety of reasons why most accidents happened between those hours, more cars are on the road because of rush hour, or because at night people are most likely to collide into something they didn’t see clearly. Other dangerous times with the most accidents include the hours of 12 p.m and 3 p.m. there were 87 deadly accidents, between 7 a.m. and 10 a.m. there were 60 deadly accidents, between 9 p.m. and 12 a.m. a total of 57 deadly accidents were reported, and finally between the hours of 3 a.m and 6 a.m. there were 43 reported accidents.
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Most Dangerous Times Ranked by Amount of Deadly Crashes:

  • 7pm-10pm
  • 12pm-3pm
  • 7am-10am
  • 9pm-12am
  • 3am-6am

Other notable findings:

  • 72% of victims were male while 28% were female.
  • 179 Victims were between the ages of 25 and 44 years-old.
  • Lowest amount of accidents happened between 2am-3am
  • 40 deadly accidents happened on I-25 highway
  • 187 accidents involved cars, while 125 involved motorcycles

The data also found other important crash details for example, the cause of accident, gender of victim(s) and crashes by age range. You can find more information on these statistics by visiting the Colorado Fatal Crash Dashboard.

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