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    Texas a Leader in Fatal Crashes, Alcohol-Impaired Driving

    Posted by Soules Insurance on Tue, Feb 21, 2017

    Texas highways continue to be a deadly form of travel as traffic crashes involving injuries and fatalities continue to rise. Last year, 3,390 traffic crashes resulted in 3,757 fatalities and 175,347 traffic crashes resulted in 263,536 people injures, the Insurance Council of Texas reports.

    The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) showed Texas had the highest number of traffic fatalities of any state in 2015. The NHTSA statistics also show Texas leading the country in alcohol-impaired driving fatalities with California coming in a distant second.

    With increased safety features on vehicles, you would guess that injuries and fatalities should be decreasing, so why aren’t they?

    Continue reading to find out why Texas ranks #1 in traffic fataliities. 

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    Tags: Texas Highways, Alcohol-Impaired Driving, Drunk Driving

    Most Dangerous Season for Deer/Vehicle Collisions

    Posted by Soules Insurance on Fri, Nov 18, 2016

     

    Image Source: Don DeBold, Flickr

    Texas has twice as many motorists killed in vehicles colliding with wild animals than any other state, according to the Insurance Council of Texas (ICT).

    According to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS), more than 5,000 vehicle/animal crashes occur annually on Texas highways and on average, 17 people are killed every year in these crashes.

    Most of the accidents involve deer and the onset of the deer hunting season, which is a peak time when deer are crossing Texas roadways and causing major accidents. It’s especially dangerous for motorists not wearing seat belts and motorcyclists not wearing helmets, the ICT reports.

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    Tags: Animal/Vehicle Accidents, Texas Highways, Deer Season