Posted in Car accident on October 5, 2018
Texas has a reputation for having some of the most dangerous roads in the country, but just how dangerous? We wanted to see the total amount of fatalities that occur in the state annually, along with a detailed look at the causes and contributing factors.
With data from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s Fatality Analysis Reporting System (FARS), Mcgilberry & Shirer developed a Texas crash fatality visual dashboard that provides a deeper breakdown of motor vehicle crash deaths in Texas.
Through this dashboard, the state fatality data can also be filtered by location. The result is an opportunity to look at traffic fatalities at a county and even city level in a convenient, easy-to-read format.
Although knowing total motor vehicle annual deaths can be a useful statistic, it does not necessarily provide enough insight to make impactful improvements. Additionally, fatality data can often be complicated and difficult to sort through. By presenting this data with greater granularity and in a convenient, straightforward visual format, we can call more attention to any categories that may be considered trouble spots.
We believe that the insights found in this analysis may be a good start to making Texas’ roadways safer for everyone.