Hello, Houston. It’s time to talk traffic.
TxDOT is launching their “Click it or Ticket” campaign, a
key component of #EndTheStreakTX effort. That’s a broader social media and
word-of-mouth campaign that is encouraging drivers to make safer choices while
behind the wheel, such as wearing a seat belt, driving the speed limit, never
texting while driving, and never driving under the influence of alcohol or
drugs. Nov. 7, 2000, was the last deathless day on Texas roadways.
TxDOT will be running its “Click it or Ticket” enforcement
effort, from Nov. 16 to Nov. 29. More drivers are expected to hit the road
during the Thanksgiving holiday, so law enforcement across the state will step
up enforcement of the state’s seat belt and car seat laws. Texas law requires
everyone in a vehicle to be properly secured in the front and back seat or face
fines and fees of up to $200. Children younger than 8 years old must be
restrained in a child safety seat or booster seat unless they are taller than 4
feet 9 inches. If a child isn’t secured, the driver faces fines of up to $250.
In all honesty, this is the simplest and way everyone can
protect themselves. Buckling up can truly save a life. These efforts have saved
an estimated 6,234 lives and prevented more than 100,000 serious injuries in
Buckle up and drive safe Houston.
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Got a toll violation in the mail, even though you have an EZ
Tag? Check out the biggest toll road mistakes drivers make here.
Have a great weekend and drive safe Houston,