It's the holiday season and that means it's time to hit the road. Many of us are going to be traveling across the Lone Star State to see family and friends over the next couple of months. Thanks to this website, we know which stretches of Texas highway are the ones we need to be a little extra careful on.
Here is the deadliest stretch of highway in Texas and, heads up, it might surprise you.
Say Hello To Edinburg, Texas; Home Of The Deadliest Stretch Of Road In Texas
Edinburg, Texas is a city in Hidalgo County that is home to the deadliest stretch of highway in the state of Texas. According to this study, the stretch of I-6g near Edinburg has an average of eight fatalities per mile. Heavy emphasis on the word average.
I-6g near Edinburg averages out to be the most deadly thanks to the relatively small distance of the road compared to others. The stretch of road with the most fatalities belongs to one of our bigger cities.
The Stretch Of Road With The Most Fatalities Is In Houston.
According to the study that was done, the city home to the stretch of highway with the most fatalities is, Houston. I-45 in Houston had 50 fatalities during the period of time used for the study.
It also had a total of 46 crashes. I-410 in San Antonio had the same numbers, but a slightly smaller average of fatalities per mile than Houston.
Drive Safe This Winter
No matter where you're traveling, you need to be sure to drive safely this winter. The roads are going to be packed with holiday travelers. Give yourself plenty of time to get where you need to go and pay attention to your surroundings. Also, give a little extra attention to forecasts so you know what the weather is going to be like while you're traveling.
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