With Changing traffic patterns and new roads being built every year in Houston, there has been a rise in wrong way crashes on many Houston roads.
Harris County has implemented a Wrong-Way alert system. However, even that has been known to fail.
When driving at all times; "Use a good defensive driving strategy. Keep your head on a swivel. Be aware of your surroundings, if you see anything unusual, slow, brake, get off to the side try to avoid any type of collision," advises Accident Investigator Leo Anders of the Harris County Sheriff's Office.
If you encounter a wrong way driver
1) Avoid it; get over as quickly as you can, safely but you must move over quickly
2) Flash the headlights and honk your horn; do what you can to alert the wrong way driver
3) Call 911 as soon as you can safely