When it comes to driving, are we among the best? The statistics look surprising. Maybe even scary. But when considered in light of the more populous areas like Dallas and Fort Worth, maybe we are not so bad.
Some Texas Car Accident Statistics.
Texas has about 28 million people as a total population. But some of the statistics are pretty bad:
- In 2015, one person died in a car accident every two and a half hours.
- Also in 2015, one person was injured in a car crash every two minutes and eight seconds.
- There was a car crash in Texas every minute in 2015.
- 550 pedestrians died by motor vehicles 2015, a better than 12 percent increase from 2014.
- 27 percent of the fatal car crashes involved a driver under the influence of alcohol.
That’s pretty bad.
Analyzing the Statistics
Now, we can also look at total crashes by county. You’ve got the most populous counties as follows:
As a percentage of the population, that’s really not bad.
Now let’s take a look at the bottom five counties in terms of population versus crashes.
Loving and Kenedy had more than 10 percent of their population involved in crashes.
Why the Difference?
Maybe its because the more populous areas have access to taxi cabs, Uber and Lyft. This may bring down the number of intoxicated drivers. Maybe road configurations and higher speed limits can also play a role? Or maybe the presence of more law enforcement officials makes a difference.
Between the ages of 15 and 35, automobile accidents are disproportionally fatal to young men. Furthermore, while there are more urban than rural crashes, the rural crashes are deadlier and more numerous when taken as a percentage of the population.
It’s hard to say. But looking at the statistics suggests that it is time to change our habits on the roadway. Operating a motor vehicle is a privilege and not a right. The rules of the road apply to everyone.
As a car accident lawyer in Dallas, I have seen how car accidents can change someone life forever. Not only in terms of death, but in terms of lives altered and disrupted.
My practice is devoted to helping accident victims recover damages that will help them meet their personal and financial obligations after an accident.
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