The Dallas Morning News reports that North Texas cities are among the most dangerous places to drive. Here are the opening paragraphs of the article:
Dallas, Fort Worth, and Arlington have some of the highest rates of collisions in a city per year, according to a new report.
Forbes Advisor published the report using information on collision locations across the United States from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and Allstate.
It’s worth noting that the cities included in the report and analysis only included the largest 50 cities in the country as measured by the 2020 U.S. Census.
Where did Texas cities rank?
Dallas was tied with Atlanta for the top spot of “cities you’re most likely to get into a car accident.”
While Atlanta had a higher “relative collision likelihood” (49.5%) than Dallas (46.5%), Dallas had a higher fatality rate per 100,000 people in the city’s population (16.5) than Atlanta (15.8).
The average years between collisions were relatively the same with Dallas drivers going 7.22 years and Atlanta drivers going a lesser 7.07 years.
All Texas cities in the top 50 list include:
- Dallas tied for 1st
- Houston in 8th
- Fort Worth in 15th
- Austin in 17th
- Arlington in 22nd
- San Antonio in 23rd
The other cities that were included in the top 10 were Baltimore, Detroit, Philadelphia, Memphis, Fresno, Louisville, and Los Angeles.