Our Texas roadways are getting more and more dangerous. One of us is killed every 2 1/2 hours. And one of us is seriously injured about every 2 minutes.
Over 13,000 serious injury crashes occur in Texas each year, resulting in over 17,000 serious injuries, and over 3,500 deaths. Failure to wear seat belts is a major risk factor in roadway fatalities.
Holiday weekends are particularly dangerous. About 30% of traffic fatalities involve crashes where a driver is under the influence of alcohol. More alcohol-related collisions occur between 2:00 a.m. and 3:00 a.m. than at any other hour of the day.
If you are traveling this weekend, buckle up, don’t drink and drive, and be alert for intoxicated drivers.