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Texas cities led the nation in car crashes in 2019

Austin, Texas was one of the top cities for car crashes in 2019.

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Accidents happen and if one insurance company is to be believed, mayhem ensues. A new national traffic study by Go Safe Labs shows that Houston, Texas lead the country in car crashes in 2019. Austin and Dallas are ranked in fourth and fifth place on the list.

The survey revealed that there were nearly 1 million accidents across the United States in 2019. The amount a city's accident rate rose or fell from 2018 is based on Go Safe Labs' data science team's review of over 1.8 million accident reports from 2018 and 2019. Using publicly available data from local, state and federal sources, the group identified the top ten cities with the most accidents in 2019:

No. 10 - Phoenix

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The city of Phoenix, Arizona had 9,876 car crashes in 2019, a 23.5 percent increase over 2018's number.

No. 9 - Nashville

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Music City is the 24th most populated city in the U.S. and had 10,091 crashes in 2019, down 15.4 percent from 2018.

No. 8 - Baton Rouge

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The Capital of Louisiana had 11,313 car crashes in 2019 which is a 5.6 percent decrease from 2018's number of incidents.

No. 7 - Oklahoma City

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The city that was founded during the Land Run of 1889 saw 12,476 car crashes in 2019, up 6.1 percent from 2018.

No. 6 - Raleigh

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North Carolina's state capital was home to 12,846 crashes in 2019, a decrease of 25.5 percent year-over-year.

No. 5 - Dallas

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Dallas is the largest city in Texas but out of the three Texas cities on this list, Dallas had the least amount of crashes. Their 14.685 incidents were three percent more than in 2018.

No. 4 - Austin

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Austin is the fastest-growing city in the U.S. and it had one of the highest number of car crashes for a major city in 2019. Its 16,635 incidents were up three percent year-over-year.

No. 3 - Los Angeles

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Car crashes were up 24.6 percent last year in Los Angeles. The City of Angels was home to 19,660 crashes in 2019.

No. 2 - Charlotte

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Charlotte is home to the NASCAR Museum where cars rubbing against each other is celebrated. On the city's streets, there were 21,818 crashes in 2019. That's down 13.3 percent from 2018.

No. 1 - Houston

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Houston is the home to the most car crashes in the U.S. In 2019, the city had 22,188 incidents. That number, while highest in the country, is down 12.1 percent year-over-year.

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The IIHS may increase the speeds it uses to test advanced driver aids.

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The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) recently announced that it is considering changing the speeds it uses to test vehicle-to-vehicle front crash prevention systems. The agency currently tests the systems at 12 and 25 mph, but says that the speeds don't accurately represent the types of crashes the safety tech is meant to prevent.

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Automatic emergency braking (AEB) is designed to notify of a possible collision and help respond with automatic application of braking. Just like a human using the brake pedal, it can stop the car, but higher speeds make it difficult to stop in time. The new tests would be conducted at 35 to 45 mph, which is the range where a large number of rear-end crashes occur. As Automotive News noted, an IIHS study showed 43 percent of rear-end crashes occur at speeds of 45 mph or less, so it's important to have a test that shows how well the tech performs at those levels.

A whopping 85 percent of 2022 vehicles earned a "Superior" rating in the current testing regime, so the IIHS will remove it from 2023 testing and Top Safety Pick award evaluations. Their view is that, since the majority of vehicles meet the criteria, it's no longer an accurate way of evaluating performance. In its place, the agency introduced a night test for automatic emergency braking systems that will begin next year.

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The 2023 Sequoia is all-new and a huge improvement over its predecessor.

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The Toyota Tundra and Sequoia were two of the oldest vehicles on the market, but that's all different now. The new Tundra is already on the streets, and today Toyota released a load of specs and details on the all-new 2023 Sequoia. The full-size SUV gets a major update for the new model year with completely fresh styling, impressive new tech, and a powerful standard engine. We don't have pricing details yet, but Toyota says the 2023 Sequoia will be available starting in summer 2022.

2023 Toyota SequoiaIn addition to new styling, the SUV gets a twin-turbo hybrid V6 powertrain and a load of updated tech.Toyota

Five trims of the Texas-built SUV will be offered: SR5, Limited, Platinum, TRD Pro, and Capstone. All 2023 Sequoia models get the impressive twin-turbo V6 hybrid i-Force Max engine from the all-new Tundra. It makes 437 horsepower and 583 pound-feet of torque, and sends it to the rear or all four wheels through a ten-speed automatic transmission. The powertrain delivers a max towing rating of up to 9,000 pounds, which is a solid number and a massive increase over the previous Sequoia.

Toyota offers automatic-leveling air suspension and adaptive suspension settings with modes for Comfort, Sport S+, and Custom. The Sport drive modes also improve throttle response and changes transmission shift points. The electric motor handles most propulsion duties below 18 mph, but after that the gas engine steps in. The motor is constantly involved when the truck is in Tow/Haul mode.

2023 Toyota SequoiaTRD Pro models get under-body cladding and beefier tires.Toyota

Similar to the high-end treatment given to the Tundra, Toyota will offer a Capstone trim for the new Sequoia that brings unique upholstery and trim materials, 22-inch chrome wheels, power side steps, American Walnut inlays, and more. That said, even the standard Sequoia SR5 offers plenty of standard gear. A 12.3-inch digital gauge cluster is standard, along with heated seats and more. An available Premium Package adds an enormous 14-inch infotainment display, power third-row seats, a hands-free liftgate, and additional power outlets.

Toyota Safety Sense 2.5 will also be standard for the SUV. The system includes a pre-collision system with pedestrian detection and daytime cyclist detection, adaptive cruise control, automatic high beams, and rear seat reminders. Blind spot monitoring with rear cross-traffic alerts is also standard.

2023 Toyota SequoiaThe new Capstone trim is a super-plush trim with an interior rivaling those in many luxury brands.

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