What are the most dangerous Texas cities, roads for pedestrian fatalities? | KTAB
TEXAS (KXAN) — Interstates and freeways accounted for more than a third of pedestrian fatalities along Texas roadways between 2016 and 2020, according to new findings from a May ValuePenguin study. The results incorporated analysis of data compiled by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
During that five-year period, 37.6% of pedestrian fatalities occurred along U.S. freeways and highways, while an additional 28.8% occurred on a state road or farm-to-market road. (FM).
Interstate 35 accounted for the highest number of pedestrian fatalities statewide during the same five-year period. I-35 is a major statewide north-south highway that runs north from Laredo near the Mexican border toward Gainesville before heading into Oklahoma. San Antonio, Austin, and Waco are some of the major cities in Texas through which the highway passes.
At the city level, roads in Houston, Austin and Dallas round out the top three places where pedestrian fatalities are likely to occur. These deaths were concentrated on U.S. highways or state-run highways.
Locally, San Antonio has reported the highest number of pedestrian deaths on local streets. Experts have suggested that a lack of pedestrian-friendly roads that lack passability contribute to dangerous situations leading to pedestrian deaths.
The report contains more information about pedestrian fatalities, including victim demographics and some crash causes.