Drivers in Texas know the dangers of the roads in the Lone Star State. Sprawling freeways and highways lined with oil and gas trucks. Rural roads with limited cell reception and lighting. There are more than 3,200 miles of Interstates in the state. The longest is I-10, which runs 878 miles between El Paso and Orange. The longest highway in Texas is U.S. 83, which extends from Oklahoma to the Mexico border. These highways and interstates are some of the most dangerous roads in the state. Every year thousands of drivers and passengers get into serious and fatal car accidents on these roads. However, some cities in Texas seem to be more dangerous than others. Do you know the worst cities to drive in? Where does your city rank?
Texas’ Worst Cities to Drive In
A new study from Aceable, ranked Texas cities from best to worst. To determine these rankings, Aceable assessed the state’s crash data, as well as drinking and driving data. They then compared driving laws and pending legislation in those areas to determine the worst cities to drive in. What Texas cities were the worst to drive in?
- Fort Worth
- Wichita Falls
- El Paso
Dallas claimed the top spot as the worst Texas city to drive in. Here, 14.2 fatal car accidents occur per 100 thousand residents. Even though it is only the third most populous city, drivers here have a greater risk of getting into a serious and fatal car crash.
Aceable reviewed the 40 most populous cities in the state to determine their rankings. Although Sherman did not make the list, the cities and areas around Sherman did. Denton placed the 7th most dangerous.
Car accidents in Dallas and surrounding areas often occur along Hampton Road, Interstate 20 and Interstate 635. These roads are exceptionally dangerous. In fact, according to 2016 statistics, Dallas saw a 28 percent increase in passenger vehicle accidents that year.
Contact Our Sherman, TX Accident Law Firm
If you suffer an injury in a car accident in Sherman or anywhere in the state of Texas, you need someone on your side. At David K. Wilson & Associates, Attorneys at Law, we can help you fight large insurance companies and win maximum compensation. Attorney David Wilson believes in giving accident survivors personalized legal guidance from the very start. No matter how your car accident occurred, we want to help. That is why we offer a free consultation and review of your case.