Waco: Study says city is home to some of state’s safest drivers

Published: Jan. 17, 2019 at 6:08 PM CST
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Waco is home to some of the safest drivers in Texas, according to a new study.

Waco had just more than 3,500 crashes in 2017, the study reports, making it the seventh safest driving city in the state, according to QuoteWizard which released its list of the top 15 safest driving cities in Texas Thursday.

Not too far away, smaller Corsicana had just fewer than 750 crashes the same year, earning it the number 12 spot on the list.

QuoteWizard based the rankings on speeding tickets, accidents, DWI's, and other traffic related citations and incidents in the last year.

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Eagle Pass topped QuoteWizard's list followed by Marshall, Brownsville, Laredo, Edinburg, and Lufkin took the sixth spot.

Texas is also the 29th safest driving state in the U.S., according to QuoteWizard research.

Nearly 250,000 people were injured in traffic crashes in the Lone Star State in 2017, and experts say the number seems poised to grow as Texas' population has jumped 12.6 percent since the 2010 census and more people mean more cars on the road.

Study organizers hope the information reminds people to stay attentive behind the wheel, for both their safety and to lower their car insurance rates.