Driving on our highways and interstates can be dangerous, especially around our larger cities. In fact, there were more than 13,500 accidents reported in 2015 with 17,000 people sustaining serious injuries. In addition, more than 3,500 people lost their lives in motor vehicle crashes, which is 1 person every 2 hours. Those numbers are scary, but they may not surprise you considering that there were more than 246 billion miles driven in Texas that year.
Many of these accidents could have been avoided with safer driving but road conditions also play a part. A recent study published by the Auto Insurance Center named I-10 the most dangerous interstate in the country. Spanning the entire state, I-10 is one of the most widely used highways in Texas and is utilized by both residents and out-of-state visitors just passing through.
As we enter July, the second most deadly month for drivers in the U.S., the car accident attorneys at Daniel Stark would like to encourage you to pay extra attention to dangerous conditions out on the roads and drive safely to wherever in our great state you may be going. If everyone commits to safer driving, we can change these statistics for the better.