Again? Texas Tops Yet Another List of Worst Drivers in the Country
The Lone Star State is once again topping a nationwide list, but not the kind of list to be proud of. Texas has been named the state with the worst drivers.
Fasten Your Seatbelt
This shouldn't come as any real surprise. These are typical results in just about every poll or survey that looks at states with the most dangerous driving and drivers, whether it be for dangerous roads, highways, intersections, work zone deaths, or whatever.
By now it's just become common knowledge how deadly driving in Texas can be.
Need More Confirmation?
Need more proof? A new study by CarInsuranceComparison.com, and reported by Houstonia, lists the top 10 worst states for drivers and, no surprise here, Texas is tied with New Mexico for the number 1 spot on their list.
Best of The Worst
Of course this is nothing to be proud of. Texas is home to the second deadliest highway in the country from 2016-19 according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, with Interstate 45 as the deadliest, claiming 92 lives over that time period according to Teletrac Navman. In fact, seven of the deadliest 25 highways in the country are here in Texas.
- Interstate 45
- Interstate 30
- Interstate 10
- Interstate 20
- Interstate 35W
- Interstate 35E
Car Insurance Comparison looked at five different categories to base their rankings: car accident death rate, failure to obey traffic laws, careless driving, drunk driving and speeding. Of those categories, careless driving was the worst for Texas with a pedestrian death rate of 2.24 per capita.
Deadly Texas Car Accidents
Many of the fatal accidents that happen in Texas can be prevented. Speeding led to 1,110 deaths on Texas roads. Drinking and driving also played a huge factor in road deaths with 2,505 casualties. 18% involved the lack of wearing a seatbelt.
All of those could have been prevented by following some simple safety tips.
Safe driving is everyone's responsibility. Slow down, follow the rules of the road and avoid distracted driving. Help #endthestreak in Texas.