Every year TEXDOT releases Traffic Crash Report Highlights. This year the department reports that the annual vehicle miles driven in 2013 was over 237.821 billion, a 1.1% increase over 2012. Of the 65,539 serious injury accidents, 89,270 people actually suffered one or more serious injuries and another 3,377 died. Nearly a half million people were injured in a car accident. Almost one-third of traffic deaths were either motorcyclists, pedestrians, or cyclists and another one-third of traffic deaths involved alcohol.