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2011-06-30 00:00:29

Texans planning to drink and drive this holiday need to get a P.A.S.S."”Person Appointed to Stay Sober. Austin, TX (PRWEB) June 29, 2011 The Fourth of July holiday consistently ranks as one of the deadliest holiday weekends for traffic accidents. Statistics gathered by NHTSA over the past 25 years show that, on average, about half of all deadly traffic crashes over the July Fourth holiday are related to alcohol. Last year, in Texas there were 337 alcohol related traffic crashes over...

2011-06-28 23:01:00

AUSTIN, Texas, June 29, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The Fourth of July holiday consistently ranks as one of the deadliest holiday weekends for traffic accidents. Statistics gathered by NHTSA over the past 25 years show that, on average, about half of all deadly traffic crashes over the July Fourth holiday are related to alcohol. Last year, in Texas there were 337 alcohol related traffic crashes over the July Fourth holiday weekend. That's why TxDOT, law enforcement officials, and other key...

2011-06-17 12:10:00

AUSTIN, Texas, June 17, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- This month the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) will be airing an educational campaign in a mini telenovelas series format in an effort to educate the Hispanic community about the consequences of drinking and driving. TxDOT is one of the first state agencies to tackle the dangers of drinking and driving through the telenovela format. "We created these educational telenovelas on drinking and driving to reach Hispanic women and men who...

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2011-04-08 12:35:00

The Texas House of Representatives approved a new speed limit law in the Lone Star State of 85 miles per hour. The new law would allow the Texas Department of Transportation to establish a speed limit not to exceed 85 miles per hour on a part of a state highway system. The proposal is a provision of a bill that would eliminate funding for an unpopular toll road project. The 85 mph speed limit would be the highest posted speed limit in the U.S. and the second-highest posted speed limit in...

2011-03-28 23:01:00

AUSTIN, Texas, March 29, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- With technology at their fingertips, drivers are constantly faced with distractions such as talking or texting, putting their safety and that of others at serious risk. April is National Distracted Driving Awareness Month and the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) is launching the Talk. Text. Crash. campaign to raise awareness of the dangers associated with distracted driving and to encourage Texans to put down their cell phones while...

2011-03-03 10:00:00

AUSTIN, March 3, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Weekends are the deadliest time for alcohol-related crashes and fatalities and for many, a weekend to remember turns into a weekend to forget. The Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) is launching the Weekend PASS (Person Appointed to Stay Sober) campaign to reduce incidences of drunk driving and encourage young adults to plan ahead for the weekend by getting a Weekend P.A.S.S. Person Appointed to Stay Sober. Drinking and driving continues to...

2011-02-08 12:00:00

AUSTIN, Texas, Feb. 8, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The Texas Department of Transportation's (TxDOT) "Teen Click It or Ticket" campaign will launch statewide following the success of a five-county pilot program aimed at increasing seat belt use among young drivers and passengers ages 16-20. Since the roll out of the pilot program in May 2009, both teen drivers and passengers buckled up for safety - with as much as a 9.1 percent increase in the number of teen drivers using seat belts according to...


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