Thorndale Police Chief

The Texas Department of Transportation reminds drivers to stay alert and obey all traffic laws in an effort to travel safely this Holiday Season.

More than 45,000 people have been killed on Texas roadways since Nov. 7, 2000. To decrease the chances of traffic collisions and fatalities, remember to:

• Pay attention, put your phone down and avoid distractions

• Buckle seatbelts, all occupants in the vehicle need to be buckled

• Drive the speed limit, always follow speed limits and drive safer speeds in inclement weather. For information on Texas road conditions, call the Texas Travel Information Center at 800-452- 9292 or visit the Texas Department of Transportation website at

HOLIDAY SAFETY— As you begin to make plans for the upcoming Thanksgiving holiday we would like to remind you of some simple safety tips for your travels.

The phrase “don’t drink and drive” is as prevalent today as it was when the slogan was first announced. If you plan on drinking, plan on not driving.

Designate a sober driver, call a taxi, or a sober friend. Have fun but be responsible.

Be patient and allow enough time to reach your destination to avoid the temptation to speed. The roadways will be crowded.

The Texas Highways website estimates 48% of Texans will be traveling this Thanksgiving holiday and 92% of these travelers will be via automobile on Texas roadways.

As a result, this could lead to aggressive driving on the part of other motorists. Be courteous in these situations and avoid bad driving actions that may escalate the situation.

Remember. Be a part of the solution, not a part of the problem.

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