DPS Offers Safety Tips Ahead of Labor Day Holiday

The Texas Department of Public Safety encourages everyone to drive safely as they celebrate the unofficial end of summer over the Labor Day weekend.

In an effort to reduce crashes, the Texas Highway Patrol will be increasing enforcement from Sept. 2nd through Sept. 5th, looking for people not wearing their seat belts, speeders, people driving while intoxicated and drivers who fail to follow the state’s Move Over, Slow Down law, among other traffic violations.

During last years Labor Day holiday, Troopers issued 52,227 citations and warnings.

Drivers are asked to keep the below tips in mind during the Labor Day holiday,

Don’t Drink and Drive, Move over or Slow Down, Buckle Up, Slow Down in bad weather, eliminate distractions, know your route, Don’t cut in front of large trucks, check your vehicle, and monitor weather and road conditions.

For more information visit txdot.gov