Not all days are created equal. In fact, certain days of the year see more vehicles on the road than others. It can also be said that certain times of the day are more likely to see more vehicles on the road than other times of the day.
The vast majority of people in the North Georgia area believe that car accidents occur far from home. While it is logical to assume that you are more likely to get in a car accident in an unfamiliar area, for years auto insurance companies have reported that most car accidents happen within five minutes or less of a driver’s home. The most common type of collision within this five-mile radius is hitting a parked car.
So, what are the worst days to drive and the worst times of the day to drive? Read on for answers.
Worst Days to Drive
It is no surprise that every day on the following list is associated with major holidays, or times of recreation and leisure activities. According to USA Today, the worst days to drive are:
- The day before Thanksgiving
- Fridays in the summer
- Independence Day
- Memorial Day
- Spring Break
- New Year’s Eve
- Labor Day
- Mardi Gras
Worst Times of the Day to Drive
The list above involves special days of the year, and if you do not travel on those days, you avoid the worst of the risk. Day-to-day, however, the traffic picture is different. Peak traffic times in North Georgia are between 7:00 AM to 10:00 AM and 3:30 PM and 7:00 PM. These are the times that people drive to and from work or that children are driven to and from school. In addition to automobiles and school buses, there are city buses, vans, and commercial trucks on the roads at these times making deliveries to homes and businesses or carrying heavy loads.
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