If you are the kind of person that goes out of your way to avoid hazardous situations, this post might interest you. The information here can guide you when picking the best and safest route to arrive at your destination.
Identifying and then avoiding (when possible) accident-prone roadways is an effective way to enhance your safety. A recent article published online identified the ten deadliest roadways in Texas.
Half are in the Dallas-Fort Worth area
Dallas and Fort Worth comprise a large area, so it is logical that several roads in this region appeared on the list. Still, when half of the roads are in one place, it indicates a troubling safety problem. To improve your odds of avoiding car accident injuries, steer away from these corridors.
- Stemmons Freeway (I-35E): 20 fatal car accidents 2017-2019
- Marvin D Love Freeway: 15 fatal crashes 2017-2019
- Texas 12 Loop: 12 fatal vehicle accidents 2017-2019
- TX 183: 12 fatal car crashes 2017-2019
- I-20: 12 fatal car accidents 2017-2019
The study used several data sets to arrive at its conclusion, including weather patterns, car accidents and when they occurred.
Drunk driving and weather
The report included data about why the vehicle crashes occurred. About 23% of the accidents involved driving under the influence of alcohol. Weather played a role in about 10% of reported car accidents. For example, ice from a 2021 winter storm contributed to a Fort Worth pileup, killing six and injuring many others.
Unfortunately, it is not always possible to avoid car accidents. When left seriously injured after a crash, get medical help immediately and then explore your compensation options under Texas accident and injury laws.