Fatality deaths from car crashes on Texas roads increased from 2015 to 2016, and there were no deathless days on Texas roadways in 2016, a report by the Texas Department of Transportation reveals.
So what bad habits are causing all of these crashes? And where do they rank in terms of how dangerous they are?
According to the Texas Department of Transportation, here are the top bad habits that caused the most fatal crashes in urban areas in 2016:
NOT CONTROLLING SPEED
114,729 crashes in 2016 were caused by a driver failing to control his or her speed, with 316 of them being fatal.
NOT STAYING IN YOUR LANE
28,198 crashes in 2016 were caused by a driver not staying in his or her lane, with 291 of those crashes being fatal.
9,305 crashes were caused by a driver being under the influence of alcohol, with 260 of those being fatal.
NOT PAYING ATTENTION
A whopping 77,721 crashes in 2016 were caused by a driver not paying attention, with 180 being fatal.
SPEEDING OVER THE LIMIT
2,088 crashes were caused by a driver going over the speed limit, with 170 being fatal.
DRIVING WHILE HIGH
2,210 crashes were caused by a driver being intoxicated on drugs, with 116 of those being fatal.
NOT YIELDING OR STOPPING
21,598 crashes were caused by a driver not yielding or stopping, with 48 being fatal.
CHANGING LANES WHEN IT'S UNSAFE
31,546 crashes were caused by this in 2016, with 36 being fatal.
DRIVING THE WRONG WAY
847 crashes were caused by someone going the wrong way on a one-way road, with 34 being fatal.
DISTRACTION INSIDE VEHICLE
8,744 crashes in 2016 were caused not by the driver, but by a distraction inside their vehicle. Twenty-three of those were fatal.
FLEEING THE POLICE
Surprisingly, this was more common than you would think. For 2016, there were 1,124 crashes caused by someone evading the police, with 23 of those being fatal.
Statewide, the worst habits were driving drunk, failing to control speed, and driver inattention.