An intersection crash is one that occurs within the boundaries of an intersection or in which the first harmful event occurred on an approach to or an exit from an intersection and is related to movement through the intersection. As such the Intersection Safety emphasis area includes crashes at or related to an intersection.
Intersection crashes was the identified crash type for 4,970 fatal crashes (23 percent of all fatal crashes) and 33,909 serious crashes (37 percent of all serious injury crashes) from 2010–2016.
of all serious injuries involved an intersection (2010-2015)
Intersection Fatalities and Serious Injuries (2014-2018)
Intersection related fatalities compared to total statewide fatalities due to motor vehicle crashes from 2014 to 2018. SHSP was implemented between 2016 and 2017.
Intersection related suspected serious injures compared to total statewide suspected serious injuries due to motor vehicle crashes from 2014 to 2018. SHSP was implemented between 2016 and 2017.
Other Factors in Fatal and Serious Injury Intersection Crashes
Failure to Yield Right of Way
Disregarded Signal or Light
Fatal and Serious Injury Intersection Crashes
Where Intersection Crashes Occur
Fatal and Serious Crashes at Urban Intersections
All Fatal and Serious Injury Crashes at Intersections
Proportion of Drivers in Fatal and Serious Crashes Involving Intersections Relative to the Proportion of the Population by Age and Gender
Click a strategy below to learn more about the countermeasures for that strategy.
Improve data systems for identifying specific intersections and intersection types with high probability for serious injury crashes.
Encourage use of the intersection control evaluation (ICE) process in project development by TxDOT and local agencies. Develop case studies, provide training, and conduct outreach.
Develop educational campaigns incorporating data analysis to improve intersection safety.