DPS enhances patrols for Labor Day enforcement period
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:
Dont drink and drive. Designate a driver or take a cab.
Eliminate distractions, including the usage of mobile devices.
Buckle up everyone in the vehicle its 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 its the law.
Dont drive fatigued.
Drive defensively, as holiday travel may present additional challenges.
Make sure your vehicle is properly maintained before your trip begins.