Motor vehicle traffic highlights and statistics for the calendar year of 2014. Information contained in this report represents reportable data collected from Texas Peace Officer’s Crash Reports (CR-3) received and processed by the Department as of May 20, 2015. In 2014, Texas experienced an increase in the number of motor vehicle traffic injury fatalities from 2013.
2014 Motor Vehicle Accident Statistics in Texas
- The Fatality Rate on Texas roadways was 1.42 deaths per hundred million vehicle miles traveled.
- The 2014 death toll of 3,534 was an increase of 3.70% from the 3,408 deaths recorded in 2013.
- There were 13,675 serious injury crashes in Texas in 2014 with 17,152 people sustaining a serious injury.
- The annual vehicle miles traveled in Texas during 2014 reached 248.824 billion, an increase of 1.75% over the 244.536 billion traveled in 2013.
- Fatalities in traffic crashes in rural areas of the state accounted for 55.86% of the state’s traffic fatalities. There were 1,974 deaths in rural traffic crashes.
- Single vehicle, run-off the road crashes resulted in 1,384 deaths in 2014. This was 39.16 % of all motor vehicle traffic deaths in 2014.
- In 2014 there were 823 people killed in crashes occurring in intersections or related to an intersection.
- There were 581 people killed in head-on crashes in 2014.
- There were no deathless days on Texas roadways in 2014.
- There were two crashes that resulted in 6 or more fatalities in 2014.
- Wednesday, January 1st and Saturday, April 19th were the deadliest days in 2014 with twenty-three (23) persons killed in traffic crashes. October was the deadliest month with 351 persons killed.