According to a recent study from the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety, there were 2,008 deaths from wrong-way crashes on divided highways between 2015 and 2018, an average of approximately 500 deaths a year. These numbers are up 34% from the 375 deaths annually recorded between 2010 and 2014. Across Texas, the average number of wrong-way deaths is up 29% to 77 fatalities per year from 2015 to 2018 compared to an average of 60 from 2010 to 2014. The Lone Star State also has the highest number of total wrong-way crash fatalities of any state, totaling 309 from 2015 to 2018.
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From the Texas Trial Lawyers Association news release.