There are many reasons that we just don't care for Mondays. If you drive in Indiana, I'm going to add to that list of reasons that will make you want to just extend the weekend.


Why are Mondays the Worst?

For many people, Monday marks the start of the work or school week, which can be a difficult transition after a relaxing or crazy busy weekend. The return to the daily grind can be challenging, especially if there is a heavy workload or demanding schedule to face.


Monday is often associated with negative feelings such as stress, anxiety, and dread, which can contribute to a negative perception of the day. This is due to a variety of factors such as deadlines, meetings, or difficult tasks that need to be tackled. You might be thinking ahead to after-work and school responsibilities too.

What Does This Have to Do with Driving in Indiana?

Assurance recently did a study to determine the most dangerous days and times to drive in every state. The information in each of the findings was based on traffic information from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and the Federal Highway Administration.

  • The most dangerous weekday to drive in Indiana is Monday, accounting for the highest % of fatal crashes.
  • The most dangerous month to drive in Indiana is July, according to the total number of fatal crashes.

This is Certainly Making the Case for Taking Mondays in July Off.

U.S. maps showing the most dangerous weekends and weekdays to drive

Overall, the most dangerous day to drive is on Saturday, accounting for the highest % of fatal accidents in 42 states. However, Sunday is the most dangerous day for Rhode Island drivers only. The most dangerous hour of the day to drive in Indiana is between 9 pm - 10 pm, with the highest % of fatal crashes occurring at this time across the state.
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