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End The Streak of Daily Death on TX Roadways

Posted/updated on: November 11, 2019 at 7:07 am
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TYLER — November 7, 2000 was the last deathless day on Texas roadways. TxDOT held a press conference on Thursday to bring awareness about the Anniversary. The “Texas Tag 10 Challenge” issued by Texas Transportation Commissioner Laura Ryan is similar to the “ice bucket challenge.” Commissioner Ryan is asking every Texan to share via social media what they are doing to end the daily death streak. Statewide almost 67,000 people have died since it started.

The top three contributing factors in traffic deaths in the Tyler District in 2018 were:
Failed to drive in a single lane
Unsafe speed –
Under the influence – alcohol

https://youtu.be/99T8HtgqUoI – End The Streak of Daily Deaths on Texas Roads (statistics video)

https://youtu.be/lgPfcD08xuY – An Avg of 10 People Die Every Day on Texas Roads

Statewide Statistics:

3,641 traffic deaths in 2018 (2,893 so far in 2019)
3,526 average number of fatalities – or 10 jumbo jet crashes – every year
747 people killed in 2018
625 pedestrians killed in 2018 traffic crashes
403 people were killed in distracted driving crashes in 2018
1 out of 4 deaths were caused by drunk driving
984 unbuckled people died in traffic crashes


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