Driving is very dangerous. And it is an activity that far too many people do not take seriously enough.
Just how common are traffic accidents in Texas? When do the most car accidents occur?Driving is very dangerous. And it is an activity that far too many people do not take seriously enough.
Just how common are traffic accidents in Texas? When do the most car accidents occur?
Here are 9 shocking car crash statistics for 2014,* according the Texas Department of Transportation (using data collected from the Texas Peace Officer’s Crash Reports):
- January 1st and April 19th: The two deadliest days on Texas roadways in 2014. A total of 23 people were killed in traffic accidents on these days.
- October: The deadliest month for drivers in Texas. A total of 351 people were killed in traffic accidents in October of 2014.
- 2:00 a.m. to 2:59 a.m.: The hour in which the most DWI-related accidents occurred in 2014.
- Accident frequency:
- A fatal accident occurred every 2 hours and 29 minutes in 2014;
- A traffic accident resulting in an injury occurred every 2 minutes and 13 seconds in 2014;
- A car crash (resulting in injuries or not) occurred every 66 seconds in 2014;
- 55.86: The percentage of fatal traffic accidents that occurred in rural areas (as opposed to urban);
- 486: The number of pedestrian fatalities (pedestrians hit by a car, for example);
- 483: The number of people killed in car crashes involving distracted driving (texting, talking on a cell phone, etc.);
- 463: The number of motorcyclists killed in crashes;
- Zero: The number of deathless days on Texas roads in 2014.
* This information was processed on May 20, 2015.
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