yeah, traffic sucks. but its easy to get by...
stay away from San Antonio because their freeways are [retard]'ed
Dallas just plain sucks traffic wise... no offense to our D-town homies.
since Houston is such a melting pot, it takes drivers from all over the place and throws them on congested roads.
and with accidents happening at late hours of the night, well sadly, those are usually alcohol related (either the driver him/herself or another vehicle on the road)... i don't know how many times i have seen people GOING THE WRONG WAY ON A FREEWAY.... FOR MILES!!!
best advice i can give, thread that needle, bob and weave, and turn it into a little game.