The worst thing that can happen while driving is getting involved in a fatal car crash. They can be very devastating to a family. According to the Texas Department of Motor Vehicles for the year 2010, 1 person was killed every 2 hours and 54 minutes.
How Many People Die Driving On Texas Roads Each Year?
Take a look at this chart of Texas fatal car crash statistics:
It’s an unfortunate thing that over 3000 Texans lose their lives each year driving on Texas roads.
Even though cars and trucks are safer with more advanced safety equipment than ever before people are still dying each and every day.
It’s especially disheartening to know that 44% of fatal car crashes occurred when the deceased was not wearing their seatbelt. These are potentially avoidable fatalities.Wear your seatbelt.
More than half of fatal traffic crashes occurred in rural areas. Of the 3023 fatalities in 2010, 1698 deaths happened in rural areas. Which means that 1325 deaths occurred in urban areas.
There were no deathless days on Texas roads in 2010.
If you happen to ride a motorcycle, wear your helmet. It can save your life. 56% of motorcyclists killed in 2010 were not wearing their helmet at the time of the crash.
1075 people were killed in car accidents where a driver was under the influence of alcohol in 2010. This is over 1/3rd of all fatal car crashes. Do not drink and drive. It’s not worth losing your life or causing an accident where you kill someone.
If you have to drive early in the morning, do your best not to be driving from 2:00 am and 2:59 am. More DUI/DWI alcohol crashes occurred during this time period than any other time period.
Be safe out there on the roads.