///Statewide Texas Car Accident Statistics Infographic

Statewide Texas Car Accident Statistics Infographic

Texas car accident statistics infographic

STATEWIDE TEXAS CAR ACCIDENT STATISTICS

On Texas roads…

THERE HAS NOT BEEN A DEATHLESS DAY SINCE NOV. 7, 2000

  • 1 person is killed every 2 hours and 20 minutes
  • 1 person is injured every 1 minute and 59 seconds
  • 1 reportable crash occurs every 57 seconds

TOTAL NUMBER OF STATEWIDE CRASHES

  • 551,971

MOST COMMON CAUSES OF TEXAS CAR ACCIDENTS

  • Speeding
  • Driver inattention
  • Failure to yield
  • Unsafe lane change
  • Following too closely

AGE RANGE OF DRIVERS IN MOST FATAL AND INJURY CRASHES

  • 18-34

DRUNK DRIVING ACCIDENTS

  • Killed 987 people (26% percent of total number of people killed in motor vehicle crashes)

PERCENTAGE OF PEOPLE KILLED WHO WERE NOT WEARING SEAT BELTS

  • 43.71%

INCREASE IN THE NUMBER OF PEDALCYCLIST DEATHS FROM 2015 TO 2016

  • 25%

PEDESTRIAN DEATHS

  • Rose 21.4% from 2015

NOTABLE CITY-SPECIFIC FACTS

436,748

  • Total number of car accidents in Texas cities and towns in 2016

76.29%

  • Of Texas car crashes occurred in urban areas

72, 100

  • Total number of fatalities and injuries in car accidents in urban areas

LEADING CONTRIBUTING FACTORS FOR ACCIDENTS IN URBAN AREAS

  • Speeding
  • Inattention
  • Failure to drive in single lane
  • Failure to yield
  • Following too closely

TOP 5 CITIES WITH THE MOST CRASHES

  1. Houston (12.18% of total Texas crashes; 15.39% of total crashes in cities and towns)
  2. San Antonio (8.37% of total Texas crashes; 10.57% of total crashes in cities and towns)
  3. Dallas (6.42% of total Texas crashes; 8.11% of total crashes in cities and towns)
  4. El Paso (3.11% of total Texas crashes; 3.93% of total crashes in cities and towns)
  5. Fort Worth (2.98% of total Texas crashes; 3.76% of total crashes in cities and towns)

HOUSTON IS THE MOST DANGEROUS CITY FOR DRIVING

  • Highest number of traffic accidents (67,241)
  • Most fatalities (245)
  • Most incapacitating injury crashes (1,304)

SAN ANTONIO

  • Highest number of DUI crashes (1,845)

BY THE NUMBERS BY MAJOR TEXAS CITIES

HOUSTON

  • 67,241 total crashes
  • 245 fatalities
  • 1,304 incapacitating injuries

SAN ANTONIO

  • 46,175 total crashes
  • 189 fatalities
  • 923 incapacitating injuries

DALLAS

  • 35,433 total crashes
  • 192 fatalities
  • 1,137 incapacitating injuries

EL PASO

  • 17,172 total crashes
  • 65 deaths
  • 233 incapacitating injuries

FORT WORTH

  • 16,442 total crashes
  • 84 deaths
  • 659 incapacitating injuries

AUSTIN

  • 15,814 total crashes
  • 80 deaths
  • 529 injuries

ADDITIONAL RANKINGS (*Some redundancies due to the facts listed above*)

TOP 5 CITIES WITH THE MOST FATALITIES

  1. Houston
  2. Dallas
  3. San Antonio
  4. Fort Worth
  5. Austin

TOP 5 CITIES WITH INCAPACITATING INJURY CRASHES

  1. Houston
  2. Dallas
  3. San Antonio
  4. Fort Worth
  5. Austin

TOP 5 CITIES WITH MOST DUI CRASHES

  1. San Antonio
  2. Houston
  3. Austin
  4. Dallas
  5. El Paso

NOTABLE COUNTY-SPECIFIC FACTS

BEXAR COUNTY

  • Most distracted driving crashes (26,305)

DALLAS COUNTY

  • Speeding killed 97 people (largest number of speed-related fatalities of all counties)
  • Highest number of work zone crash deaths

COUNTY-WIDE STATISTICS (with major city listed)

TOP 5 COUNTIES WITH MOST DISTRACTED DRIVING CRASHES

  1. Bexar (San Antonio)
  2. Harris (Houston)
  3. Tarrant (Fort Worth)
  4. Dallas (Dallas)
  5. Travis (Austin)

TOP 5 COUNTIES WITH MOST CMV ACCIDENTS

  1. Harris (Houston)
  2. Dallas (Dallas)
  3. Bexar (San Antonio)
  4. Tarrant (Fort Worth)
  5. El Paso (El Paso)

TOP 5 COUNTIES WITH SPEED-INVOLVED ACCIDENTS

  1. Dallas (Dallas)
  2. Bexar (San Antonio)
  3. Harris (Houston)
  4. Tarrant (Fort Worth)
  5. Travis (Austin)

TOP 5 COUNTIES FOR WORK ZONE ACCIDENTS

  1. Dallas (Dallas)
  2. Denton (Denton)
  3. Harris (Houston)
  4. Bexar (San Antonio)
  5. Tarrant (Fort Worth)

*All data taken from Texas Department of Transportation Motor Vehicle Crash Statistics – 2016

https://www.txdot.gov/government/enforcement/annual-summary.html

 

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