DPS Issues Travel Safety Tips For Holiday Weekend

As more and more Texans are expected to drive for their holiday trips, the Texas Department of Public Safety is issuing some helpful driver safety tips.

The DPS advises for drivers to: minimize distractions as much as possible, don't text and drive, keep cell phone chatter to a minimum, don't travel fatigued, switch drivers or find a safe location and take a break, adjust speed for weather, traffic conditions and emergency vehicles, don't drink and drive; designate a driver, make sure everyone in the car is buckled up and drive courteously.

DPS troopers and several other law enforcement agencies will be patrolling to roadways this holiday weekend to try and promote safety.

During last years Thanksgiving weekend, DPS troopers arrested 376 individuals for driving while intoxicated, issued 9,025 speeding citations and issued more than 1,000 safety restraint (seat belt) citations.