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What are the most dangerous highways in Texas?


When on the road, a Texas driver could face a range of hazards and issues that could pose a threat to his or her safety. Whether it is dangerous road conditions, distracted driving or other problems, there are a range of factors that could contribute to the likelihood of an accident. While there are always risks associated with driving, there are certain roads in the state where it is more likely that an accident will occur.  

If you are a Texas driver, you may benefit from learning more about what roads are most dangerous and what you can do to keep yourself as safe as possible. Despite your efforts, however, you could still find yourself the victim of the reckless or negligent actions of another driver. If you are suffering after an accident that was not your fault, you may find it beneficial to explore the legal options that are available to you. 

Risky roads in the Lone Star State 

Statistics indicate that there were more than 3,400 combined accidents that resulted in at least one death from the top five counties in the state. This was more than one-third of all the fatal accidents in the state from 2018 to 2020. Of those five counties, Harris County saw the highest number of crashes at 1,221, and I-45 was the deadliest road in the county. Other roads in Texas where a high number of deadly accidents occur include: 

  • I-30 
  • I-20 
  • I-410 
  • I-10 
  • US-75 
  • US-84 
  • I-2 

The number of vehicles on the road at any given time, the number of drivers speeding, the condition of the road, the posted speed limit for these roads and more could also factor into the likelihood that a crash will occur. Other counties with dangerous roads include Bell, Lampasas, Falls, McLennon, Coryell, Blanco, Travis, Burnet, Hays and Gillespie.  

Your rights after a crash 

If you are the victim of a car accident in Texas, you may be suffering due to factors beyond your control. You will benefit from seeking the guidance and support of an experienced professional who can provide you with insight regarding the legal options available to you. The civil justice system may offer you a way to recoup your losses and seek justice after an accident caused by another driver or factors that are beyond your control.