Alcohol Related Crashes by Hour and Day of the Week in Texas

Alcohol crashes in Texas Data Visualization
When do the most alcohol involved crashes occur in Texas? We decided to visualize the data that was reported to the Texas DOT for the most recent year on file, 2017 (2018 data has not yet been completed yet). As the chart above (and table below) shows, the hour between 2am and 3am has the most crashes with 2,851 total alcohol involved crashes. Not really a surprise, but clearly we can see that the later the day gets, the greater likelihood of being involved in an accident with a drunk driver. Data like this was part of the reason that we recently gave out $7,800 in free Uber gift cards as part of our Sober Ride Houston program. Although the majority of the cases we handle involve car accidents in Houston, we want to do what we can to keep our roads safe and create awareness in order to prevent accidents and injuries. Please spread the word, it just may lead to preventing someone from driving after drinking!
Texas Alcohol Involved Crashes by Hour of Day

Statistics on Alcohol Involved Crashes by Time of Day in Texas

Crash Hour Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
12am-1am 552 226 147 169 208 263 504
1am-2am 681 177 128 125 177 248 490
2am-3am 878 268 148 179 226 380 772
3am-4am 530 118 71 80 100 181 399
4am-5am 324 64 39 36 50 79 202
5am-6am 211 35 41 34 34 59 159
6am-7am 177 38 19 29 28 32 113
7am-8am 121 22 19 21 17 32 43
8am-9am 72 18 17 10 7 13 33
9am-10am 36 14 11 13 9 20 37
10am-11am 27 15 15 14 8 19 41
11am-12pm 35 22 20 23 23 24 35
12pm-1pm 48 29 25 35 34 27 70
1pm-2pm 56 27 32 20 30 39 67
2pm-3pm 52 37 44 38 41 52 92
3pm-4pm 77 53 47 56 56 72 96
4pm-5pm 134 80 77 74 72 106 136
5pm-6pm 129 104 90 116 103 135 171
6pm-7pm 190 107 147 124 144 180 234
7pm-8pm 235 128 142 141 169 176 258
8pm-9pm 290 154 147 150 170 244 311
9pm-10pm 288 200 191 181 232 361 381
10pm-11pm 308 170 200 232 252 409 421
11pm-12am 300 148 205 204 244 462 517

Data source: Texas Department of Transportation

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