The New York State Department of Motor Vehicles publishes motor vehicle accident statistics that provide detail about car accidents and other crashes that occur in New York City. The most recent year available, 2012, provides data about the days and times when crashes are most likely to occur.
The largest number of motor vehicle crashes in the city occurred between 3 and 6 PM. In 2012, there were 11,040 crashes that happened during that time period. The busiest day for car and other motor vehicle accidents is Friday.