DPS Increases Patrols for Memorial Day Weekend

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DPS Increases Patrols for Memorial Day Weekend

Published on May 24, 2013 by Larry Crippen

The Texas Department of Public Safety will significantly increase trooper patrols this Memorial Day weekend to help keep Texas roadways safe. During the increased patrols today through Monday, May 27th, troopers will be looking for drunk drivers, speeders, seat belt violators, and other traffic violators statewide.

Drivers can take a variety of measures to help ensure safe travel during the Memorial Day weekend, including:

Slow down –- especially in bad weather, construction areas, heavy traffic, and unfamiliar areas.

Eliminate distractions while driving, including the usage of mobile devices.

Buckle up everyone in the vehicle –- it’s the law.

Don’t drive fatigued, and allow plenty of time to reach your destination.

Drive defensively, as holiday travel may present additional challenges.

Make sure your vehicle is properly maintained before your trip begins.

Slow down or move over for tow trucks and police, fire, and EMS vehicles stopped on the side of the road with emergency lights activated –- it’s the law.

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