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Car accidents in Plano are the leading cause of injury and death for residents and visitors alike
Everyone knows that car collisions happen regularly, and sometimes result in fatalities, but most people don't really think about what that means in terms of the cost to society. We tend to view car accidents as tragedies that affect the people involved, but we rarely think through how the costs of first responders from the Plano Police Department, the Plano Fire and Rescue Department, as well as clean-up efforts by various Plano and Collin County government agencies, which of course add up for the taxpayers.
What are the statistics related to Plano motor-vehicle crash injuries and deaths?
3,773 people lost their lives on Texas roadways in the 55,797 crashes reported in 2016. In Collin County, there were 50 fatalities in 2016, and there were 13,764 total crashes that year in the county. Clearly, we have a long way to go in improving safety for drivers in the Plano area.
What is the cost of car crashes to the government agencies in Plano and across Texas?
According to the State of Texas Department of Transportation, the cost of motor vehicle accidents statewide was $38,600,000,000 in 2016. This is a staggering amount when you consider that in comparison, the annual cost to end world hunger is estimated to be $30,000,000,000. In this context, it is easy to see why Plano and Texas government agencies work hard to improve safety and to reduce dangers on Plano roadways.
Where do most car accidents happen in Plano?
According to the Plano Police Department, some of the most dangerous roadways in the Plano area are:
- Coit Road & State Highway 190 Westbound Service Road: 47 accidents
- Dallas North Tollway Service Road Northbound & Legacy Drive: 47 accidents
- Dallas North Tollway Service Road Southbound & West Parker Road: 44 accidents
- East Plano Parkway & US 75 Service Road: 43 accidents
- Independence Parkway & State Highway 121 Service Road: 40 accidents
- Legacy Drive & State Highway 121 Service Road: 39 accidents
- Custer Road & West Spring Creek Parkway: 36 accidents
- McDermott Road & Ohio Drive: 36 accidents
What are some primary causes of Plano car accidents?
Recent statistics show clearly what we have always known - that drunk driving and distracted driving are two main causes of Plano car accidents, injuries, and fatalities. According to the Texas Department of Motor Vehicles, in 2016, 635 crashes that were related to drunk driving in Collin County, and 3,296 crashes related to distracted driving in Collin County. Clearly, we have a long way to go to end these dangerous and selfish driving behaviors that are wreaking havoc on Plano roadways.
If you have been injured in a car collision, you will need a great Plano accident attorney to help
No matter how much we eradicate dangerous driving behaviors like drunk driving, distracted driving, speeding, and other actions that put Plano drivers at risk, car accidents will continue to happen. When a less serious crash happens, often someone can manage the insurance claim without help. When a serious injury car accident happens, or when a fatality occurs, it is crucial to get help from an experienced Plano car accident lawyer.
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