(This includes car, bicycle, truck and motorcycle accidents.)
The latest statistics provided by the Texas Department of Motor Vehicles was for 2011. The information contained in their report represents reportable data collected from Texas Peace Officer’s Crash Reports (CR-3) received and processed by the Department as of June 19, 2012.
The Fatality Rate on Texas roadways for 2011 was 1.29 deaths per hundred million vehicle miles traveled. This is a 1.51% decrease from 2010.
Texas experienced a decrease in the number of motor vehicle traffic deaths in 2011; the death toll of 3,015 was a decrease of 1.2% from the 3,050 deaths recorded in 2010.
There were 57,919 serious injury accidents in Texas in 2011. Almost 80,000 people sustained a serious injury.
The annual vehicle miles traveled in Texas during 2011 surpassed 235 billion, an increase of 0.57% (half a percent) over the 234 billion traveled in 2010.
Fatalities in traffic crashes in rural areas of the state accounted for more than 56% of the state’s traffic fatalities. 1,710 deaths occurred in rural traffic crashes.
40% of all motor vehicle traffic deaths in 2011 were single vehicle, run off the road crashes; this accounted for slightly more than 1,200 deaths in 2011.
In 2011 there were almost 700 people killed at intersections or in crashes related to an intersection.
Slightly more than 400 people were killed in head-on crashes in 2011.
At least one person died on every day in Texas on roadways in 2011.
Twenty-five persons were killed on September 18th, the deadliest day in 2011. The deadliest month was April 2011 when 287 persons were killed.
On average in 2011, one person was killed every 3 and one person was injured every 2 and a half minutes.
About every minute and a half one reportable crash occurred.
Almost half of all persons killed in auto accidents in 2011 were not restrained.
In 2011, slightly over 200,000 persons were injured in auto accidents.
Almost 500 motorcyclists (operators and passengers) were killed in 2011. About 50% of them were not wearing helmets at the time of the crash.
There were slightly more than 400 pedestrians killed by cars in 2011. This is up 17% increase from 2010.
Almost 50 bicyclists were killed in 2011. This is a 7% increase from 2010.
35% (slightly more than 1,000 people) of all car accident fatalities in 2011 involved drivers under the influence of alcohol.
More DUI automobile accidents occurred from 2 am to 3 am than at any other hour of the day. More of these crashes occurred on Saturdays than any other day of the week.
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