North Dakota's most dangerous time to drive revealed

Photo by: TheClunkerJunker
Photo by: TheClunkerJunker

(Fargo, ND) -- Driving is inherently dangerous, but there are certain times during the day that appear to be a bit more risky than others.

The Clunker Junker has used National Highway Traffic Safety Administration data to find out the most dangerous windows of time for driving in every state.

So, what time is the worst to drive in North Dakota? Turns out, your chances of being in an accident while driving in North Dakota are much greater between the hours of 4 and 5 p.m. In fact, on average, 7 fatal accidents occur during this time each year in the state.

As for other key findings, they include:

  • An average of 5.57 fatal collisions happen between 9 and 10 p.m. making it the most dangerous time to drive.
  • 4-5 a.m. is the safest time to drive, with an average of 2.34 fatal collisions across the U.S. during that period each day.
  • Saturday is the most dangerous day to drive, with an average of 4.68 fatal accidents per hour, peaking at 7.08 between 9 and 10 p.m.
  • September is the most dangerous month to drive (106.48 per day), and March is the safest (80.95).
  • Coastal states tend to be more dangerous in the evenings, while central states are most dangerous in the afternoon.

Minnesota shares the same dangerous time window as North Dakota, while South Dakota reports in at the most dangerous drive time of 1-2 p.m. Our neighbors to the West, Montana, also boast a different time, that being from 2-3 p.m.

To view the full study, click here.