Don't forget your Holiday P.A.S.S (Person Appointed To Stay Sober) when you go out this holiday season!
“When it comes to the holidays, planning is everything,” said Phil Wilson, TxDOT executive director. “The best holiday planners make exhaustive checklists as they prepare for the perfect party or favorite holiday meal. Planning for a sober ride is no different. This year, a sober ride should be on every holiday to-do list.”
During last year’s holiday season (Dec. 1, 2012 to Jan. 1, 2013), there were 776 DWI-alcohol-related crashes in Texas, resulting in 239 serious injuries and 78 fatalities – a 21.8-percent increase in fatalities compared with the previous holiday season. In an effort to curb holiday crashes and fatalities, TxDOT’s reminds you that law enforcement officers are increasing patrols during December. Officers throughout the state will work thousands of additional hours to crack down on drunk driving, including implementing no-refusal programs in many jurisdictions.