Most Dangerous Time Of Day Or Night For Pedestrian To Be Fatally Hit By A Car

February 24, 2014, by Ken Jorgustin

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If you are considering a walk while out near the street or traffic, you may want to avoid the most dangerous times of the day when a pedestrian is most likely to be fatally hit by a car…


 
Analysis shows that a pedestrian’s most dangerous time is generally and more often during the hours surrounding sunrise and twilight. This stands to reason given the low angles of the sun which often partially blind a driver from seeing the best they can (sun in your face, windshield glare, difficult lighting for object perception, etc.).

The data is sourced from an analysis by IDV Solutions, who sourced data from the Fatality Analysis Reporting System of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (nhtsa.gov) for the years 2006 – 2010.

 

 

During any given year,

The most dangerous fatal one-hour period for a pedestrian to get hit by a car:

January (6-7 PM)
December (6-7 PM)

 
The least dangerous fatal one-hour period for a pedestrian to get hit by a car:

April (2-3 PM)
June (12-1 PM)
July (4-5 PM)

 

 
The most likely month for a pedestrian to be fatally hit by a car is December.

The least likely month for a pedestrian to be fatally hit by a car is June.

 

 

Most Likely Time To Be Fatally Hit By A Car

The following list indicates the most dangerous and likely one-hour periods during each month of the year for a pedestrian to be fatally hit by a car.

JAN
6-7 PM
7-8 PM
8-9 PM
6-7 AM

FEB
7-8 PM
6-7 PM
8-9 PM
9-10 PM
6-7 AM

MAR
7-8 PM
9-10 PM
8-9 PM
9-7 AM
5-6 AM

APR
8-9 PM
9-10 PM
10-11PM

MAY
9-10 PM
8-9 PM
10-11PM

JUN
9-10 PM
10-11 PM

JUL
9-10 PM
10-11 PM

AUG
8-9 PM
9-10 PM
10-11 PM
5-6 AM

SEP
8-9 PM
9-10 PM
5-6 AM
6-7 AM
6-7 PM
10-11 PM

OCT
6-7 PM
7-8 PM
6-7 AM
8-9 PM
10-11 PM
5-6 AM

NOV
6-7 PM
7-8 PM
5-6 PM
8-9 PM
9-10 PM
10-11 PM
5-6 AM

DEC
6-7 PM
5-6 PM
7-8 PM
8-9 PM
6-7 AM
9-10 PM