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Car Accidents and Stress on Fort Worth Roads

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As a Texas Medical doctor and Fort Worth Personal Attorney, I am providing this commentary regarding the state of traffic in our Great State of Texas, particularly in the Dallas Forth Worth Metroplex.

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I was sitting here in my office on a Friday afternoon, before the long holiday weekend for Labor Day, when I browsed this interesting article that I would like to share.

I-35W in Fort Worth is the most stressful road in Texas, and fifth overall on the state’s list of 100 most congested roadways. According to the Texas Department of Transportation’s 2011 edition of the 100 most congested roadways, I35w Interstate 35W north of downtown Fort Worth is the most stressful road to travel on in Texas during peak congestion periods.

The stretch of I-35W between I-30 and 28th Street north of downtown is the fifth most congested roadway in the state, according to calculations made by the Texas Transportation Institute. And I-35W has the highest score in the state when ranked by the congestion level during rush hours — tied for first place with U.S. 281 in the San Antonio area.

Also in Tarrant County, Northeast Loop 820 between U.S. 377 and the Northeast Interchange is the 17th most congested roadway. If you want to review the list, click here. The top three most congested roads in Texas are Woodall Rodgers Freeway, LBJ Freeway and Central Expressway in Dallas, followed by I-35 in Austin.

There is an obvious relationship between stressful driving and car accidents. Y’all be safe this holiday weekend, as for me I am going to drive into Dallas as soon as this blog is published.