The Texas Department of Public Safety has increased DWI patrols through January 2nd. DPS troopers will focus DWI patrols in high-risk locations at times when alcohol-related crashes are most frequent.
DPS offers the following additional tips for safe travel during the holidays–
Don’t drink and drive. Designate a driver or take a cab.
Eliminate distractions, including the use of mobile devices.
Buckle up everyone in the vehicle – it’s the law.
Slow down – especially in bad weather, construction areas and heavy traffic.
Slow down or move over for police, fire, EMS and Texas Department of Transportation vehicles and tow trucks that are stopped on the side of the road with emergency lights activated – it’s the law.
Don’t drive fatigued.
Drive defensively, as holiday travel may present additional challenges.
Make sure your vehicle is properly maintained before your trip begins.
Huntsville Police will be patrolling locally checking for intoxicated drivers.
By the way, FYI–Fireworks use is not allowed inside the city limits. Rockets with sticks and devices with fins or rudders are prohibited in the County.