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Last Updated: Aug 25th, 2014 - 08:25:17


DPS enhances patrols for Labor Day enforcement period
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Aug 25, 2014, 08:24

AUSTIN – The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) is increasing DWI patrols through Sept. 2, which includes the Labor Day holiday weekend. DPS troopers will focus DWI patrols in high-risk locations at times when alcohol-related crashes are most frequent. The enhanced patrols that target impaired drivers are funded through a grant from the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT).
 
DPS offers the following tips for safe travel during the Labor Day holiday:
• Don’t drink and drive. Designate a driver or take a cab.
• Eliminate distractions, including the usage of mobile devices.
• Buckle up everyone in the vehicle – it’s the law.
• Slow down – especially in bad weather, construction areas and heavy traffic.
• Slow down or move over for police, fire and EMS vehicles as well as tow trucks and TxDOT vehicles stopped on the side of the road with emergency lights activated – it’s the law.
• Don’t drive fatigued.
• Drive defensively, as holiday travel may present additional challenges.
• Make sure your vehicle is properly maintained before your trip begins.