It’s a fact that driving can be dangerous. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration 33, 561 Americans were killed in 2012 in the 5, 615, 000 police reported motor vehicle crashes. The numbers for each year after that remain pretty much the same.
These facts and other important information can be found in Traffic Safety Facts published the NHTA. The Business Insider reports that fatal crashes are caused by these factors: careless driving, road rage, improper lane changing, failure to stay in proper lane, police pursuit, failure to yield right of way, failure to obey signs and driving on the wrong side of the road. This source also states that the various U.S. States are prone to specific types of motor vehicle accidents. In Texas it is failure to stay in the proper lane; in Arizona it is failure to yield the right away, and in Pennsylvania it is driving on the wrong side of the road.
It is also interesting that when all the data is broken down by days of the week, every recent accident study claims that Saturday claims the most human fatalities. In fact the numbers show that we are 1.5 times more likely to be in a crash on Saturday than we are on Tuesday. The NTSA published the following statistics for the time period of 2000-09.
Saturday — 6,826 crashes per year
Sunday — 6,007 crashes per year
Friday — 5,865 crashes per year
Thursday — 4,767 crashes per year
Monday — 4,603 crashes per year
Wednesday — 4,508 crashes per year
Tuesday — 4,455 crashes per year
These facts show that Saturday is the most dangerous day to drive. This is interesting because astrologically Saturday is governed by Saturn, the agent of death. It rules matters of slowness, hardship and loss. On the other hand Tuesday, is the least dangerous day to drive. Tuesday is ruled by Mars which oversees the skillful use of the tools, weapons and vehicles. Mars is planet traditionally recognized for quick responses and problem solving.
All this prompts me to ask if the misfortunes in our lives are caused by the subtle workings of the stars. Or are we involved in more deadly car accidents on Saturday through our own personal actions and by the situations that we create? Why not share your viewpoint?
Read more day of the week studies at DAYOLOGY – It’s a Fact!