Dallas, Texas is One of the Most Dangerous Cities to Drive In

Jan 2019 | Auto Injury

Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington metropolitan area has a population of 6.8 million, which is the 7th largest metro area in the United States. The Houston Chronicle published an investigation that mapped all 601,187 fatal roadway accidents in the country from 2001 through 2016. It found more vehicle-related fatalities in Houston than any other city. Dallas trailed at No. 2.

CITY OF DALLAS CAR ACCIDENT STATISTICS:

In Dallas alone, there were 38,823 car accidents in 2016. These involved 81,022 vehicles and 103,388 people. In total, Dallas’ car accidents accounted for around 16.25% of the state’s total accidents. 2016 was also the worst year so far for car accidents. From 2010 through 2016, each year saw an average of 1,872 more accidents than the previous year. In 2016, there were 4,548 more accidents than in 2015, and 11,230 more crashes than in 2010.

Dallas averaged 30,935 accidents per year from 2010 to 2016. This can be reduced to 84.75 accidents per day, 3.53 accidents per hour, or about one accident nearly every 17 minutes.

Looking at the number of accidents, scaled for population, it is clear that Dallas has more accidents. For every 100,000 people, there are an average of 1,988 accidents in Texas as a whole and 2,451 in Dallas. Over the course of a year, residents of Dallas have approximately a 6.56% chance of being involved in a car accident – slightly above the 5.27% chance that that most Texans face.

TOP 5 CITIES WITH THE MOST CRASHES:

Houston (12.18% of total Texas crashes; 15.39% of total crashes in cities and towns)
San Antonio (8.37% of total Texas crashes; 10.57% of total crashes in cities and towns)
Dallas (6.42% of total Texas crashes; 8.11% of total crashes in cities and towns)
El Paso (3.11% of total Texas crashes; 3.93% of total crashes in cities and towns)
Fort Worth (2.98% of total Texas crashes; 3.76% of total crashes in cities and towns)
345 were pedestrians
42 were bicyclists
In all deadly crashes in 2010, 40 percent did not use a seat belt. Half of motorcyclists killed were not wearing a helmet.

BY THE NUMBERS BY MAJOR TEXAS CITIES

HOUSTON

67,241 total crashes
245 fatalities
1,304 incapacitating injuries

SAN ANTONIO

46,175 total crashes
189 fatalities
923 incapacitating injuries

DALLAS

35,433 total crashes
192 fatalities
1,137 incapacitating injuries

EL PASO

17,172 total crashes
65 deaths
233 incapacitating injuries

FORT WORTH

16,442 total crashes
84 deaths
659 incapacitating injuries

AUSTIN

15,814 total crashes
80 deaths
529 injuries

WE CAN HELP

If you suffered physical injuries in a car accident in the Dallas area, talk to us today. Whiplash is just one of many injuries our auto injury chiropractors can help victims with. Accident Centers of Texas has eight locations, they are dedicated to addressing your individual needs. You may need an auto injury chiropractor to manage pain relief after being in an accident, experiencing a personal injury from work or sports, or you might suffer from chronic back, neck or shoulder pain, or a painful spinal condition; our Dallas chiropractor will work to relieve you of your pain and achieve your wellness goals! Call us today (214) 329-1967

*All data taken from Texas Department of Transportation Motor Vehicle Crash Statistics – 2016

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