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Posted on: March 7, 2020

In the News: TxDOT: Arrange for Sober Ride Home this Spring Break

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As spring break kicks off, the Texas Department of Transportation is reminding drivers to plan sober rides in light of the hundreds of crashes that involve young drivers under the influence this time of year.

During spring break last year — March 8 to March 17 — there were 417 crashes throughout the state that included young drivers who had been drinking alcohol. Twenty-six people in those crashes died, and 52 others were seriously injured, a TxDOT press release stated. According to TxDOT’s SoberRides.org, about 1,000 people in Texas die in alcohol-related crashes each year.

.Source:  The Eagle, 3/07/2020


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