Labor Day Holiday Period Estimate for 2022

The National Safety Council (NSC) estimates 456 people may die on U.S. roads this Labor Day holiday period. This year’s holiday fatality estimate is 2% lower than the 2021 Labor Day estimate of 466, reflecting the recent decrease in motor-vehicle deaths in 2022. Holidays traditionally are a time of travel for families across the United States. Many choose car travel, which has the highest fatality rate of any major form of transportation based on fatalities per passenger mile. Holidays are also often a cause for celebrations involving alcohol consumption, a major contributing factor to motor-vehicle crashes. Labor Day is observed on the first Monday in September. The holiday is always a 3.25-day weekend consisting of Friday evening, Saturday, Sunday, and Monday. In 2022, the Labor Day weekend extends from 6 p.m. Friday, September 2, to 11:59 p.m. Monday, September 5.



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