Ohio Car Accident Statistics You Should Know

by Cary Graham | July 11th, 2016

Most everyone in Ohio gets around by motor vehicle, whether they drive themselves or get a ride from someone else. For that reason, crash statistics play an important role in educating the public about the risks they face on the road. Recently, the Auto Insurance Center released a study that contained a number of interesting statistics we believe Ohio drivers should know. Here are the highlights.

According to the report, the most dangerous time of the day to drive is between 5-6 p.m., which accounted for more than 3,000 combined deaths last year. In addition, the most dangerous day of the week to drive is Saturday (5,317 deaths), and August is the most dangerous month (2,747 deaths). July is the second most dangerous month with 2,707 deaths.

Some other interesting statistics from the report include:

  • Drivers are much more likely to die in a fatal car crash with 63% of all deaths last year, followed by passengers (18%), pedestrians (15%), and bicyclists (2%).
  • July 4th is the most dangerous day of the year. New Year’s Day is number two.
  • Marijuana was a factor in 900 fatal car crashes last year—3.5 times more frequent than any other illegal drug.

These statistics aren’t meant to scare you; they’re meant to help you drive defensively. Knowing the dangers can help us all drive safer and hopefully reduce these numbers. However, we know safe driving habits cannot help you avoid every accident. If you’ve been injured, call our experienced Ohio car accident attorneys today for a free consultation. We’ll work to help you get compensation for your injuries.