Dallas interstates are especially dangerous and lead to far too many wrongful deaths. Most were listed in the top 100 deadliest highways list, with I-35 being one of the highest in the country at #13 and I-45 right behind it at #14.
Causes of interstate crashes
We have a lot of highways in the DFW area and they designed to be safe. But traffic engineers don’t appear to consider increased congestion, the increase of huge trucks that take football fields to bring to a stop, and start-and-go conditions on roads with speed limits of up to 75 mph. Local streets have much lower speed limits and are regulated by traffic lights and stop signs. Both highways and roads are subject to poor road maintenance, improper design, and bad weather.
Top causes of crash deaths in Texas
The Texas Department of Transportation reports that the following five terrible driving practices are responsible for the highest number of fatalities:
- Negligence like weaving in and out of traffic
- Reckless driving
- Cell phone use
Why is Texas #1?
We are usually very friendly people — until we get out on the road. Texas is the leader in the U.S. in traffic deaths.
Texas has seven of the worst 25 highways in the country. Often the rural highways are even more dangerous, owing to loosely enforced speed limits, people driving faster, and increased drinking while driving.
A new highway being built that connects I-45 to US 175 at State Highway 310 in the Dallas area is even referred to by law enforcement as “dead man’s corner.”
We haven’t bad a death-free day on our roads for almost 20 years. That is nothing to be proud of.
If you need help
If you have been injured or a family member has perished in a wreck, you need to hire a good personal injury lawyer as soon as possible to answer your questions and guide you through the legal process. Berenson Injury Law has been representing injured victims and their families for almost 40 years. Please contact us by calling 1-800-801-8585 or fill out this form.