Most Dangerous Hour – Pedestrian to be Fatally Hit by a Car

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If you are considering a walk while out near the street or traffic, you might 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.

(see specific times below for each month of the year)

This makes sense given the low angles of the sun during sunrise and sunset.

The sun at a low angle to the horizon will often partially blind a driver from seeing everything clearly (sun in your face, windshield glare, difficult lighting for object perception).

I KNOW that you all have experienced this while driving. Sun glare.

 
The following 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) from 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.

 

JANUARY

1. 6-7 PM
2. 7-8 PM
3. 8-9 PM
4. 6-7 AM

FEBRUARY

1. 7-8 PM
2. 6-7 PM
3. 8-9 PM
4. 9-10 PM
5. 6-7 AM

MARCH

1. 7-8 PM
2. 9-10 PM
3. 8-9 PM
4. 9-7 AM
5. 5-6 AM

APRIL

1. 8-9 PM
2. 9-10 PM
3. 10-11PM

MAY

1. 9-10 PM
2. 8-9 PM
3. 10-11PM

JUNE

1. 9-10 PM
2. 10-11 PM

JULY

1. 9-10 PM
2. 10-11 PM

AUGUST

1. 8-9 PM
2. 9-10 PM
3. 10-11 PM
4. 5-6 AM

SEPTEMBER

1. 8-9 PM
2. 9-10 PM
3. 5-6 AM
4. 6-7 AM
5. 6-7 PM
6. 10-11 PM

OCTOBER

1. 6-7 PM
2. 7-8 PM
3. 6-7 AM
4. 8-9 PM
5. 10-11 PM
6. 5-6 AM

NOVEMBER

1. 6-7 PM
2. 7-8 PM
3. 5-6 PM
4. 8-9 PM
5. 9-10 PM
6. 10-11 PM
7. 5-6 AM

DECEMBER

1. 6-7 PM
2. 5-6 PM
3. 7-8 PM
4. 8-9 PM
5. 6-7 AM
6. 9-10 PM

 
Don’t let this stop you from walking! But be aware that (among other reasons) drivers in a vehicle may not see you… normally not an issue unless crossing the road.

  

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