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The 5 Leading Causes of Crashes in Texas


A NHTSA report says, “Speeding is one of the most prevalent factors contributing to traffic crashes."Between 1996 and 2006, speeding was involved in nearly half of all fatal crashes.

Ever heard the expression ‘Speed Kills’? It’s true! It also impoverishes. Take a look at these numbers. The economic cost to society of speeding-related crashes is estimated by NHTSA to be $40.4 billion per year. In 2006, speeding was a contributing factor in 31 percent of all fatal crashes, and 13,543 lives were lost in speeding-related crashes."

Some of those crashes involved driving under the speed limit, but too fast for road conditions. By just being more aware of the road conditions Americans could have reduced the 13,543 speed-related fatalities that year.

NTSHA: Speeding-Related Fatalities

2006 Number of Fatalities
in Speeding-Related
Percent of Fatalities
That Are Speeding-Related
Texas 1,474 42%
US 13,543 32%
Best State*   7%

In 2006 there were 1,747 traffic fatalities in the state of Texas with unsafe speed as a contributing factor.

In 2006 there were 13,543 traffic fatalities in the United States with unsafe speed as a contributing factor.

Those were the people killed; for every person killed there were three more who suffered injuries.