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Highway in Houston area is Texas’ deadliest for teens

John Egan

Interstate 45 in Harris County (Houston) had more car crashes involving teen drivers than any other roadway in Texas from 2006 to 2010, according to Texas Department of Transportation statistics provided to Allstate.

During that period, 3,091 crashes involving teen drivers were reported on I-45 in Harris County, according to Allstate. Interstate 10 in Harris County had the second highest number: 1,910. In third place was I-10 in Bexar County (San Antonio), with 1,727 crashes.

Following them were:

4. Interstate 35 in Bexar County, 1,668 crashes.

5. Loop 1604, Bexar County, 1,648 crashes.

6. Interstate 410, Bexar County, 1,600 crashes.

7. I-35, Travis County (Austin), 1,579 crashes.

8. Interstate 635, Dallas County, 1,489 crashes.

9. U.S. Highway 59, Harris County, 1,440 crashes.

10. FM 1960, Harris County, 1,365 crashes.

11. I-45, Montgomery County (Conroe), 1,276 crashes.

12. I-10, El Paso County, 1,231 crashes.

13. U.S. Highway 281, Bexar County, 1,201 crashes.

14. I-35 East, Dallas County, 1,162 crashes.

15. Interstate 610, Harris County, 1,112 crashes.

The time between Memorial Day and Labor Day is known as the “100 Deadliest Days.” More teens die in car crashes during this period than during any other, according to Allstate. Car crashes are the No. 1 killer of Texas teens.

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