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Accidents By Month, Day And Time In Rhode Island Stats

Car accidents are a common occurrence in every state in the U.S. According to the Association For Safe International Road Travel, 2.35 million people are injured in car accidents in the United States each year. Rhode Island is no exception. Heavy traffic and distracted driving are two common causes of accidents.

The following is an overview of accidents by the month, day and time in Rhode Island. If you have been hurt in a car accident in Providence due to another drivers negligence, contact a  Rhode Island personal injury lawyer to learn what options you may have under the law.

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Rhode Island Accidents By The Month

State traffic statistics lists show the percentage of car accidents in the state of Rhode Island each month:

  • January 6 Percent
  • February 6 Percent
  • March 2 Percent
  • April 8 Percent
  • May 13 Percent
  • June 10 Percent
  • July 8 Percent
  • August 4 Percent
  • September 10 Percent
  • October 8 Percent
  • November 13 Percent
  • December 13 Percent

The highest number of accidents occurred in May, November and December annually.

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Accidents By Days Of The Week

Below are the statistics of traffic accidents resulting in serious injury per days of the week:

  • Sunday 13 Percent
  • Monday 12 Percent
  • Tuesday 8 Percent
  • Wednesday 21 Percent
  • Thursday 19 Percent
  • Friday 13 Percent
  • Saturday 13 Percent

As you can see above, Wednesday is the most dangerous day of the week for those on Rhode Island roads.

Accidents By The Time Of Day

Below are the number of fatal accidents listed by the time of day beginning with the highest percentage:

  • 21 Percent 4 P.M. To 6:59 P.M.
  • 19 Percent 7 P.M. To 9:59 P.M.
  • 15 Percent 10 P.M. To 12:59 A.M.
  • 13 Percent 1 A.M. To 3:59 A.M.
  • 13 Percent 10:00 A.M. To 12:59 P.M.
  • 10 Percent 1 P.M. To 3:59 P.M.
  • 4 Percent 4 A.M. To 6:59 A.M.
  • 4 Percent 7 A.M. To 9:59 A.M.

While it is impossible to predict exactly when accidents will happen, the above shows the trends for serious injuries in Rhode Island. If you or a family member has been injured in a Rhode Island car accident due to a negligent driver, it may benefit you to speak with a personal injury lawyer for advice.

Source: http://www.dot.ri.gov/documents/community/safety/Highway_Safety_Performance_Plan.pdf

“Of the 45 fatalities that occurred in Rhode Island in 2015, the majority were motor vehicle occupants, nine were riding motorcycles and eight were pedestrians. Working with the State Police and local law enforcement, educating Rhode Islanders has helped, the Department reports. RIDOT statistics show that roadway fatalities have been on a consistent decline. In 2010 Rhode Island reported 67 fatalities, in 2011 there were 66, and in 2012 another 64 people were killed. Although the state saw a slight increase in 2013 with 65 fatalities, the number of victims was reduced to 51 in 2014.” http://www.ri.gov/press/view/26910

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