According to Mean Streets, NYC averages over 180,000 traffic
crashes annually. Up to 100 people – pedestrians, cyclists,
drivers & passengers - are injured on a given day, and one
person is killed in a crash every day and a half, on average.
Traffic collisions rise sharply from 7 to 9 a.m., when
hundreds of thousands of people are commuting in and around the
city to get to work then leveling off until 3 p.m., when it
begins to rise to its highest level.
Statistics from the New York State Department of Motor Vehicles
from 2012 echo this finding: Traffic accidents are most likely
to occur between 3 and 6 p.m.
In New York's early morning commute, the sun can blind drivers.
Crashes due to obstruction of vision peak at 8:30 a.m. Arising
again late afternoon around sunset when drivers commute home.
Crashes involving delivery trucks are most common between 8 a.m.
and 3 p.m. More than 100,000 deliveries are made by truck daily
in New York City. The city's Department of Transportation has
been encouraging off-hour deliveries, shifting some truck
traffic to the hours between 7 p.m. and 6 a.m.
Crashes of all types dip between 3:30 and 4 p.m. Is everyone
driving more carefully in that window? Maybe not. NYPD shifts
change at 3:30, and recording of crashes may be slightly
Speed cameras have been implemented near schools in New York
City. But the cameras are only on for an hour before and after
school hours. That means about 7 am to about 4 pm. The cameras
shut off just as traffic crashes hit their daily peak.
Crashes peak at 4 p.m. and remain heavy as drivers head
home. By 7, crashes start to taper off.
As night falls, crashes involving alcohol rise. They start to
climb in late afternoon as the happy hour begins, but they shoot
up as bars close. The hour between 4 and 5 a.m. is the most
dangerous time for alcohol-involved crashes. By 6 a.m., crashes
involving alcohol are slowing down, but overall crashes tick
back up as the morning commute starts again.
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