Every year, various research groups release driver statistics from across the country. These statistics help identify dangerous trends on our roads and highways in the hopes of changing driver behavior and saving lives. It also gives us an opportunity to realize the massive responsibility each of us holds every time we get behind the wheel. Recently, the Auto Insurance Center released a report featuring some eye-opening statistical data that Texans should know. Here are some of the highlights.

Although a large number of accidents occur in the morning rush to work, the most dangerous time of the day to drive is between 5-6 p.m. In 2015 alone, there were 3,000 combined deaths in this time frame, and 2016 is already seeing similar numbers. However, the most dangerous day of the week to drive isn’t a weekday at all. It’s Saturday, accounting for 5,317 deaths. Summer is the deadliest season to drive, with August and July being the most dangerous months respectively, and the Fourth of July being the most dangerous holiday.

Does this mean you shouldn’t drive during rush hour or avoid driving during the summer? Of course not! What the car accident attorneys at Daniel Stark hope you’ll take away from these statistics is that driving can be dangerous, no matter when or where you find yourself on the road. If each of us took a bit more care, another look at a stop sign, or a few miles per hour off our speed, perhaps we could change these statistics for the better. Fewer accidents. Fewer injuries. Fewer deaths. We believe it’s possible. What about you?