Driving is something we all do every day without a second thought, but have you ever stopped to think about how drivers in Lewisville and the surrounding suburbs stack up against the rest of the country in terms of safety? Let’s take a look at some numbers to compare just how safe we are in the Big D compared with other places is the USA.
By The Numbers
According to a recent article, the Lewisville/Fort Worth area is now home to over 7,000,000 people, making it one of the top ten most populated cities in the United States. That means that at any given time, there are many more cars on the road than in other parts of the country. More cars on the road means more congested highways and side streets – leading to more traffic accidents, injuries, and fatalities.
In fact, when compared against other cities in the United States, Lewisville/Fort Worth has ranked in the top three of deadliest cities for American drivers. Two other Texas cities also made the top ten: Houston coming in at number five, and San Antonio at seven. As you may have guessed, with three cities making the top ten, Texas takes home the unfortunate crown of being the top state for fatal car accidents, with over 3,500 in 2014 alone.
How to Stay Safe in Lewisville/Fort Worth
While there is nothing you can do that will ensure your complete safety out on the road, there are steps you can take to put yourself in the best possible position to arrive safely.
- Always obey speed limits – they’re there for a reason
- Never get behind a while if you’re buzzed, tired, or distracted.
- Always use safety belts and on-vehicle safety features.
Despite your efforts, the reckless nature of other drivers can often cause you to end up in a car accident. If you have been injured in an accident and are looking for more information about how to move forward, call 972-346-5180 or fill out our contact form today!