According to a newly-released study, Frisco, Texas, has the dubious distinction of having the most accident-prone drivers in the Lone Star State.
Online insurance provider Insurify reviewed over 4 million insurance applications across the country to identify cities with the most dangerous drivers.
Top five U.S. cities with the highest driver crash rates
Frisco ranked third on Insurify’s list of cities with the most accident-prone drivers. The top five are:
- Johns Island, South Carolina
- Silver Spring, Maryland
- Frisco, Texas
- Woodbridge, Virginia
- Roseville, California
According to the insurer, 12.02% of all U.S. drivers have at-fault crashes on their record over the past seven years. In Frisco, 17.25% of drivers had a prior at-fault accident. The city also rises above the national norm for drivers with a DUI.
A horrifying streak continues
Despite Frisco’s notoriety for careless drivers, the entire state of Texas shares a disturbing streak. On Nov. 7, the state reached its 21st straight year of having at least one traffic fatality per day. The Texas Department of Transportation calls that anniversary a “very real crisis” in our state.
What’s even more disturbing is that traffic deaths have increased since the pandemic began. Transportation officials say an average of 11 people per day have died in traffic-related deaths in 2021. As of early November, the state recorded 3,556 fatalities, rapidly approaching last year’s total of 3,896.
Most crashes are preventable
The two most common causes of motor vehicle crashes are distracted drivers and speeding. We’re also at that time of the year when more people decide to take a considerable risk for themselves and others by driving under the influence of alcohol or other intoxicating substances.
Law enforcement promises to increase efforts to keep dangerous drivers off the road. Still, they remind everyone that the best way to reduce deaths and serious injuries is for you to observe traffic rules, focus on the road or let others do the driving if you’ve been drinking.