Most Dangerous Day to Drive

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, ironically, it is driving on the wrong side of the road.

It has been stated by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration that most accidents occur daily between 3:00 and 6:00 p.m. which during the week is the “rush hour.” It is the time when many people are tired and anxious to get home. Still when all the data is laid out and broken down by the days of the week, every recent accident study claims that Saturday claims the most human fatalities and Tuesday, the least. No underlying social patterns can be found to explain why this effect occurs. However Dayology has some thoughts on this matter:

Saturday is the most dangerous day to drive. It is governed by Saturn, the agent of seriousness, responsibility and death. It rules matters of hardship and loss. On the other hand Tuesday, is the least dangerous day to drive. Tuesday is ruled by Mars overseeing the skillful use of tools, weapons and vehicles.  Mars is the planet traditionally recognized for quick responses and problem solving. While these specific influences may be affecting the behaviors of drivers on Saturday and Tuesday, we still must do our best to drive carefully every day of the week.

UPDATE – A 2023 report from SMASHNEGATIVITY still gives Saturday as the most dangerous day to drive all year long. It now names Monday as unsafe because it is the day of the week in which adults return to work and kids go back to school after several days off. Monday is felt to be a very emotional day. The ruler is the Moon, representing babies, children, parents and child-care workers. Thursday is being added to the dangerous days due to its high stress levels and general fatigue. Jupiter is the ruler of the Thursday and while it is generally positive, it can take on more that it can handle. Car-sharing and job-sharing could be an answer to these problems. By the way the assignment of the “dangerous days” changes during holidays, when the roughest and toughest days correspond to patterns of getting to and leaving destinations. On these “holidays” our social responses seem to override the underlying astrological patterns.

The Day of the Week Rulers

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