With vast, expansive roads all over the state, driving around Texas can be pleasant, but there are risks associated with driving anywhere. Keep reading to learn which Texas roads you may want to avoid from now on.
Top 3 Hazardous Roads
According to the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT), at least one person has lost their life on a Texas road for about 19 years. In addition, an average of ten people currently die each day on roads in the Lone Star State. In fact, Texas roads had not one deathless day during the entire year of 2018.
More specifically, the following are the deadliest roads in Texas:
#1 – Interstate 45 in Harris County
I-45 is not only one of the most dangerous roads in Texas, but it’s also on the top ten list of deadliest roads in the United States. There were 288 accidents and 320 fatalities from 1994-2008 on this North/South freeway.
#2 – Interstate 10 in Harris County
Harris County is also home to the second most dangerous road in Texas: I-10. This road is known as Katy freeway when traveling west, or Baytown East Freeway. Between 1994-2008, there were 246 accidents and 283 fatalities on I-10.
#3 – Interstate 35 East through Dallas
Since Dallas has so much congestion, it can be dangerous driving through the city. During 2012, I-35 east in Dallas claimed 63 lives.
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