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Is Your Daily Commute Dangerous?

March 21, 2019, 12:49pm EDT

Your daily commute may seem routine, but recent studies conducted by the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration (NHTSA) reveal how dangerous it can be. In 2022, an estimated 42,795 people died in motor vehicle traffic crashes.

Understanding the commuting risks

Studies by the NHTSA indicate that the majority of accidents occur during the evening rush hour between 3:00 to 6:00 p.m. Factors like heavy traffic, rush hour stress, and potentially fatigued drivers contribute to the heightened risks during these hours. 

Pay extra attention on Saturday

The NHTSA's shows that Saturday is the most dangerous day for driving. Much like rush hour during the workweek, Saturdays witness a surge in the number of vehicles on the road. Notably, the increased risk is compounded by a higher presence of younger drivers during this period.

Navigating safely

Despite the routine nature of commuting, the statistics highlight the importance of staying alert and focused during these critical hours. The roads can become a metaphorical jungle, especially during rush hour and on Saturdays, demanding heightened attention, energy, and care from drivers.

Making a positive impact with Kidney Cars

If you find yourself with an unused vehicle, consider making a positive impact through a Kidney Cars donation. Your old vehicle can play a role in supporting those affected by kidney disease. As we confront the realities of commuting risks, every effort counts in creating a safer environment on our roads. Learn more about Kidney Cars today.

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