What Is the Riskiest Time of Year for Auto Accidents in California?

The riskiest times of year to drive in California are during the holidays and on the weekends.

Driving in California can be risky all year round due to congestion on the roads and the glaring sun, which can impact drivers’ visibility. However, there are some times that are more dangerous than others and lead to accidents and injuries while behind the wheel.

Here’s some more information on the riskiest times of year to drive in the Golden State.


Holidays like Memorial Day, New Year’s Day, the Fourth of July, Christmas Day, and Thanksgiving Day can pose a greater risk to drivers. The Fourth of July is a particularly deadly day for drivers. During Independence Day and other holidays, people are driving while intoxicated. It’s best to stay off the road as much as you can because of the proliferation of drunk drivers out there.


People also like to party on the weekends and could be drunk or otherwise impaired on the road. Also, teenagers and out-of-town drivers who are not familiar with the area cause more crashes on Fridays, Saturdays, or Sundays.

What to Do if You’re in an Accident

If you get into an accident and suffer from an injury, then you’ll need to collect evidence like photographs of the crash and your injuries and witness statements from people who saw what happened. It’s important to call the cops to get a police report and to go to the hospital right away. Then, call up a personal injury lawyer, who can help you file your claim.

Contacting Timmons, Tichy, Phenix & Jansen, Inc.

If you’ve been in an auto accident and you want to pursue legal action, then contact the personal injury attorneys Timmons, Tichy, Phenix & Jansen, Inc. at (916) 444-0321 for a free consultation. We look forward to hearing from you.

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