Did you know that almost 4,000 people died in auto accidents in Texas in 2016? And that this was a huge increase of 5 1/2 percent just over the previous year?
Who ever talks about Texas having such a startling number of serious injuries each year —close to 20,000 in 2016? Those people would fill up the AAC Arena in Dallas, to put that number in perspective.
Texas roads are way too dangerous. But they shouldn’t be.
I am always amazed at how easy making driving safe could be. If we could make people not drink and/or take drugs, pay attention to the road, put down their cell phones, slow down, not suddenly change lanes or tail gate, and be cautious, we would all be a lot safer.
Most “car accidents” could be avoided if drivers took this life-and-death task more seriously.
Every day there are more and more crashes reported in our local news. We take them for granted. We shouldn’t.
But take a look at these local stories in just the last few days: