BRUNSWICK COUNTY, NC (WECT) — Brunswick County had 19 fatal car accidents in 2009, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
With records dating back to 1994, the NHTSA is reporting that more Americans die in car crashes in August than any other time of the year. More than 2,800 people died during the month in 2009, the most recent year in which data was compiled.
According to the NHTSA, 1.09 people were killed per every 100 miles traveled, just slightly up to September, the second deadliest month, at 1.08 fatalities per 100 miles.
Their report shows that traveling on the weekends is the most risky with a total of 5,786 fatalities on Saturday in 2009 and 5,004 on Sunday. Most accidents on those days happened between midnight and 3 a.m., according to the data. The safest day to travel is Tuesday, according to the NHTSA data.