Texas relies on its roads. However, driving is not without its risk. According to Coverage.com, Texas ranked 36 amongst the states for average daily commute. The average Texan spends 26.4 minutes driving one way to work, meaning nearly an hour of drive time every workday.
If you drive to work, it is in your best interest to know the most dangerous roads. If you commute on one of the roads listed below, consider modifying your route to work. Realistically that may not be possible, but you can still exercise greater caution. This information comes from Moneygeek.com.
5. Texas 12 Loop in Dallas
This stretch lies between South Lancaster Rd. and Longacre Lane. Between 2017 and 2019, 12 fatal accidents occurred, with 2.5 fatalities happening per mile.
4. I-35 in Austin
Sitting between Exit 244 and the Rte. 290 interchange, this stretch saw 14 fatalities between 2017 and 2019. The fatalities per mile are at 3.1.
3. TX-249 or Tomball Parkway in Houston
The road between Antoine Dr. and W. Greens Rd is at number three. Fatal accidents between 2017 and 2019 sit at 14 again, but with a slightly higher fatality per mile at 3.2.
2. Marvin D Love Freeway in Dallas
15 fatal accidents occurred between Camp Wilson Road and Illinois Avenue. The fatalities per mile rest at 3.3.
1. I-35E or Stemmons Freeway in Dallas
Finally, the US-77/I-35E highway between the I-30 and Exit 434 is the deadliest road in Texas. 20 fatal accidents occurred between 2017 and 2019, at 4.1 fatalities per mile.
Driving on the roads listed above carries a greater risk than the rest of Texas. Practice defensive driving and follow traffic laws to ensure you do not become another statistic.