TxDOT Thanksgiving Driving Advice

Written by Larry Crippen. Posted in Local News, News

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TxDOT Thanksgiving Driving Advice

Published on November 27, 2013 by Larry Crippen

TxDOT executive Director Phil Wilson says, “Historically, the busiest travel days are the day before and the Sunday following Thanksgiving.”

Motorists who must drive during bad weather are reminded to drive to conditions — that means lowering your speed when it’s raining or if there’s snow and ice. Also, allow extra travel time to reach your destination and leave plenty of room between your car and the one you’re following.

In 2012, there were 952 serious injuries and 48 deaths from traffic crashes during the Thanksgiving holiday reporting period. In an effort to reduce the number of traffic fatalities this year, TxDOT is asking drivers to follow a few simple rules of the road:

Pay attention — put your phone away and limit distractions.  Buckle seatbelts — everyone in the car has to be buckled.  Drive to conditions – slow down when weather is bad.  Use the left lane for passing only.  Never drink and drive.  And, obey all traffic laws.

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