A bit morbid, we know, but we wanted to look at data from the Texas Department of Transportation to find out which time and day of the week that fatal accidents occur. In the visualization above, larger circle sizes indicate more fatal accidents on that day. Hover over any circle to see the total number of fatal accidents on that day. According to the data from 2015, Saturday morning at the 2am hour is when you are most likely to be involved in a fatal accident. I don’t think anyone would be surprised by this finding.

Total number of fatal accidents by day of week

TimeSaturdaySundayMondayTuesdayWed.ThursdayFriday
12am 28 32 24 18 11 10 23
1am 40 35 21 16 14 13 15
2am 55 34 26 13 18 13 14
3am 28 22 14 10 6 4 4
4am 19 18 8 8 12 10 12
5am 24 20 18 12 14 12 16
6am 20 22 24 21 18 17 21
7am 16 22 20 18 11 18 19
8am 8 8 17 14 17 14 14
9am 14 13 15 15 14 14 12
10am 9 16 13 11 10 9 10
11am 10 13 11 17 5 8 14
12pm 13 12 19 14 13 20 17
1pm 9 30 21 9 23 13 19
2pm 18 17 6 13 22 13 17
3pm 23 16 15 22 18 14 22
4pm 21 28 24 11 17 23 16
5pm 30 23 20 21 18 21 19
6pm 32 23 24 23 25 23 23
7pm 32 27 30 16 21 22 15
8pm 42 27 34 21 12 15 24
9pm 30 34 31 22 24 31 22
10pm 30 35 25 24 9 22 20
11pm 20 31 17 21 15 16 12