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What are the common causes of car accidents in rural and urban areas of Texas?


The Texas Department of Transportation released statistics detailing the common causes of car accidents for urban and rural areas of Texas. Understanding these statistics may change your view on driving habits.

Common Causes of Car Accidents in Rural Texas

Common Causes of Car Accidents in Urban Texas

  • Failed to Control Speed
  • Drive Inattention
  • Failed to Yield Row – Turning Left
  • Followed Too Closely
  • Failed to Drive in Single Lane
  • Changed Lane When Unsafe
  • Faulty Evasive Action

It is interesting to see the top two causes in both areas are exactly the same, but things change a bit from there. Rural areas may have people who think they have a better chance of not getting caught while driving drunk, while urban areas have more accidents that are more directly related to driving in traffic. While urban motorists need to look out for other drivers, it looks like rural motorists need to keep an eye out for wild animals in the road.

Have you lived in both rural and urban Texas? What types of differences have you noticed?

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