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Texas Drivers Asked to Help Stop Grim 13 Year Run

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Texas Dept of Transportation

November 7, 2000…do you know what is significant about that day in Texas history? That day marks the last time that there were no fatalities whatsoever on Texas roadways.  Since that time, however, there has been at least one death on Texas roads every day for the last 13 years. 

Obviously, the Lone Star State is huge with more and more traffic with each passing day.  Accidents are bound to happen, but over a third of these 45,000 fatalities could have easily been prevented.

13,544 alcohol-related fatalities have been recorded since Nov. 7, 2000. Distracted driving also is a leading cause of roadway deaths. Since Jan. 1, 2008, there have been 2,719 fatalities caused by distracted driving. There also have been 5,469 unrestrained vehicle occupants killed since Jan. 1, 2008.

To decrease the chances of roadway crashes and fatalities, TxDOT reminds drivers to:

  • Pay attention – put phone down and avoid distractions
  • Buckle seatbelt – all passengers need to be buckled
  • Drive speed limit – always follow speed limits and drive safer speeds when weather or conditions are present
  • Never drink and drive – drunk driving kills; get a sober ride home

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