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What are the most dangerous roads near New Braunfels?

On Behalf of | Mar 15, 2024 | Motor Vehicle Accidents

Drivers should always pay close attention when they’re on the road; however, there are certain stretches of road demand a bit of extra attention. Knowing where the most dangerous roads are located may help drivers to either avoid those areas or otherwise take steps to enhance safety.

There are three roads in New Braunfels that are statistically more unsafe than others. Incidentally, these are the major thoroughfares, so the higher speeds contribute to the dangers. Other factors that also have a role include drunk driving, distracted driving and aggressive driving on these higher-speed routes.


I-35 is the busiest road around New Braunfels. According to the most recent data, which is from 2021, I-35 had more fatalities than any other road. If you include the I-35 service road, which had one fatal crash that year, I-35 accounted for 7 out of the 11 fatal crashes in the city.

Loop 337

Loop 337, which surrounds the city, was the site of two fatal crashes in 2021. Both of these were two-vehicle crashes that involved several people. That number remained the same as in 2020, but it was up from zero in 2019.

State Highway 46

State Highway 46 only had one fatal crash in 2020. This was a multi-vehicle crash involving four vehicles and five individuals.

Conditions during crashes

The vast majority of crashes in New Braunfels, 84.1% based on information from 227 fatal crashes, occurred during daylight hours. When you consider only the fatal crashes from 2021, 63.6% were in daylight. Clear conditions were present in 81.8% of those 11 crashes.

Overall, October is the most dangerous month to drive in this area, which is consistent with statistics for all of Texas. Sundays are the most dangerous day of the week, with the period after noon being the most unsafe.

Losing a loved one in a fatal crash is a traumatic experience. When their death is caused by another person’s negligence, a wrongful death lawsuit is possible. Working with a legal representative who can assist with building a case and getting it filed within the time allowed by the statute of limitations is beneficial in these circumstances. The same can be said for crashes that end in non-fatal, yet severe, injuries.