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While public awareness campaigns and stronger laws concerning highway traffic safety do work, there is still a long way to go before roads and highways in the U.S. are free from accidents caused by texting, speeding, drunk-driving and the like. (Photo: Shutterstock) While public awareness campaigns and stronger laws concerning highway traffic safety do work, there is still a long way to go before roads and highways in the U.S. are free from accidents caused by texting, speeding, drunk-driving and the like. (Photo: Shutterstock)

After seven straight years of increases, the number of traffic fatalities in Texas decreased in 2018, the Insurance Council of Texas (ICT) reports. Traffic fatalities in Texas had risen 34% since 2010 before finally declining last year.

Denny Jacob

Denny Jacob is an associate editor for NU PropertyCasualty360. Contact him at djacob@alm.com.

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