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Memorial Day weekend in U.S. claims an average of 360.4 vehicle-related deaths per year

Hi Carey,

Nicole from personal finance comparison website,
Hope you’re well!

In the lead up to Memorial Day Weekend, I wanted to get in touch with an
analysis from revealing
the dangers surrounding driving on Memorial Day weekend in the United
States in regard to road fatalities, and which cities were statistically
the most dangerous.

Finder’s analysis revealed that with an average of 360.4 deaths being
reported per year, Memorial Day weekend proves to be a dangerous time to be
on the road.

Dallas, TX sits in the number one slot for the deadliest city with four
deaths, followed by New York City, NY (4), Homestead, FL (3) and Cleveland,
OH (3). Texas takes the lead as the deadliest state, with 47 deaths being
reported, followed by Florida (36), California (36), New York (15) and
Georgia (15).

Mornings are the safest time for those taking their holiday travels to the
busy roadways, with 80 deaths having occurred compared to 130 deaths in the
afternoon/evening and 135 deaths during the night time.

The full study into Memorial Day Weekend can be found here:

This analysis follows a recent study conducted by
that revealed 204.4 million Americans (91%) admit to driving distracted. An
estimated 62.2 million drivers (27.6%) say they drive over the speed limit,
while over 92 million drivers (40%) admit to talking on the phone while

Finder’s 2019 Safe Driving Report can be found here:

Below I have included all statistics, plus commentary from our Consumer
Advocate, Rachel Dix-Kessler. Do let me know if there’s anything further I
can provide.

Thank you in advance,


New research: Memorial Day weekend is one of the deadliest weekends in the
United States

Top 5 Deadliest Cities


   Dallas, TX (4 vehicle-related deaths), New York City, NY (4
   vehicle-related deaths), Homestead, FL (3 vehicle-related deaths),
   Cleveland, OH (3 vehicle-related deaths), Houston, TX (3 vehicle-related

Top 5 Deadliest States


   Texas (47 vehicle-related deaths), Florida (36 vehicle-related deaths),
   California (36 vehicle-related deaths), New York (15 vehicle-related
   deaths) and Georgia (15 vehicle-related deaths)

Deadliest Time of Day


   Morning is the safest time to travel: 80 deaths

   Afternoon / Evening: 130 deaths

   Night - 8 P.M. to 4 A.M.: 135 deaths

Commentary from
Consumer Advocate, Rachel Dix-Kessler:

“With a recent Finder analysis revealing an average of 360.4 fatalities
take place every year on U.S. roadways over the Memorial Day weekend, it’s
extremely important to stay alert this holiday weekend.

“If you must travel to get to your destination, aim to leave as early as
possible. With nighttime being the most dangerous time of day to travel,
traveling while it’s still light can reduce your chances of encountering a
deadly situation on the roads. A recent report revealed roughly 204.4
million Americans admit
to driving while distracted in the past year. Because of this, it can be
beneficial to compare insurance policies
to give ease your mind as you hit the road this weekend.

“We all must do our part to ensure the safety of our roads, so before
getting behind the wheel this Memorial Day weekend, rid yourself of any
driving distractions. Input any navigational directions you need before
heading off to your destination and place your phone on its “Do Not
Disturb�?? setting.�??