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If you’re eager to escape the work week when the clock strikes five on Fridays, we’ve got some bad news for you.
A new study from Crosstown Traffic revealed that Friday between the hours of 5 and 7 p.m. are the most dangerous time to drive on Los Angeles freeways. According to the data, 30,756 accidents occurred on Fridays in 2016, which the was the most for any day of the week. About 17% of the collisions happened between 5 p.m. and 7 p.m. and the research explains it’s simply because there’s the most cars on the road at this time. This makes sense, since people might be leaving the city to head to the beach or for other weekend trips.
Aside from there being a lot of cars on the road at this time, people are driving distractedly. Specifically, people between the ages 15-20. The study says that this age group accounts for 14 percent of crashes where an injury takes place, and 38 percent of crashes involving a cell phone.