Friday, November 13, 2015

TxDOT has a new goal to #EndTheStreakTX of Daily Fatalities

Did you know that more than 50,000 people have been killed on Texas roadways over the past 15 years? According to the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT), one fatality has occurred each and every day on state roadways since November 7, 2000. This is a scary statistic which is why TxDOT needs our help to end the streak of fatalities by focusing on driving safe and alert at all times.

TxDOT is hoping to raise awareness in the community so that the streak of roadway fatalities can stop. They are asking people to change their social media profile pictures to the black image available for download here. Throughout the month of November you can find out more information on this initiative by visiting TxDOT’s social media pages:


Here are some helpful tips on how you can help end this streak! Safe driving doesn’t take much, so let’s all work on this together!

•Buckle seatbelt – all passengers need to be buckled.

•Never drink and drive – drunk driving kills; get a sober ride home.

•Pay attention – put your phone away and avoid distractions.

•Drive the speed limit – always follow speed limits and drive slower speeds when weather or conditions warrant.

And remember, if you ever find yourself in an emergency situation on the roadways, please do not hesitate to contact 9-1-1.