Editorial: Houston’s roads remained just as deadly in 2019, but this catastrophe is not inevitable (Vision Zero Watch)

Six hundred and two. That was the number of road fatalities in the Houston area last year, as of Dec. 20. To put that into perspective, 50 people in the area died during Hurricane Harvey.

The latest installment of the Houston Chronicle’s Out of Control series by reporters St. John Barned-Smith and Dug Begley crunches the numbers and reveals how the daily tally of tragedy has not yielded to stepped-up efforts to reduce fatalities.