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 HourSundayMondayTuesdayWednesdayThursdayFridaySaturday
12am-1am552226147169208263504
1am-2am681177128125177248490
2am-3am878268148179226380772
3am-4am5301187180100181399
4am-5am3246439365079202
5am-6am2113541343459159
6am-7am1773819292832113
7am-8am121221921173243
8am-9am7218171071333
9am-10am3614111392037
10am-11am2715151481941
11am-12pm35222023232435
12pm-1pm48292535342770
1pm-2pm56273220303967
2pm-3pm52374438415292
3pm-4pm77534756567296
4pm-5pm13480777472106136
5pm-6pm12910490116103135171
6pm-7pm190107147124144180234
7pm-8pm235128142141169176258
8pm-9pm290154147150170244311
9pm-10pm288200191181232361381
10pm-11pm308170200232252409421
11pm-12am300148205204244462517

Data source: Texas Department of Transportation