The most dangerous roads in Houston and Harris County in 2018, according to TxDOT
By Peter Dawson, Chron.com / Houston Chronicle Updated 6:18 am CDT, Wednesday, September 4, 2019
Houston has a ton of drivers — and a ton of accidents.
A records request by Chron.com to the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) revealed that Harris County saw 107,012 non-fatal traffic accidents in 2018.
The city has hundreds of residential roads, as well as several major highways and interstates.
Houston's ever-growing population also means that it continues to be one of the worst cities for traffic in the entire United States.
But which local Harris County roads saw the most non-fatal accidents?
Above, you can check out the most-dangerous roads (excluding interstates, highways, tollways, freeways and similar-type roads) in Harris County during 2018, according to TxDOT. Street and highway names listed are as reported by law enforcement to TxDOT.
TxDOT defines a reportable motor vehicle traffic crash as: "Any crash involving a motor vehicle in transport that occurs or originates on a traffic way, results in injury to or death of any person, or damage to the property of any one person to the apparent extent of $1,000."
Here are a few other notable stats when it comes to traffic deaths in the city and the state of Texas.
More than 3,600 people died on Texas roadways in 2018, according to data recently released by the Texas Department of Transportation.
The most common contributing factors to the state's fatal crashes in 2018 were speed-related, which was cited in 1,153 crashes.
The next most cited reason was alcohol and/or drug-related with 916.
According to the Texas Department of Transportation, the number one cause of traffic fatalities in 2018 was faulty evasive action (226 deaths).