As summer comes to a close and schools get back underway, Texas’ annual “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” campaign kicks off. The Lubbock Police Department and other local law enforcement agencies are partnering with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration to look out for drunk drivers. This high-visibility national enforcement campaign runs from August 17 through September 3, 2018 During this time, local law enforcement will show zero tolerance for drunk driving.
The great state of Texas is known for many things, but unfortunately, not all of them are good. Texas has more drunk driving accidents than any other state in the U.S., but some Texas cities are worse than others. A study released earlier this month looked at more than 24,000 alcohol related crashes in Texas and found the city of Lubbock had the highest number of drunk driving accidents per capita than any other Texas city.
The National Sleep Foundation recommends adults get an average of seven hours of sleep each night, but only 21% of adults report getting between seven and eight hours. Proper sleep doesn’t just have health benefits – people who drive while they’re fatigued can be just as dangerous as drunk drivers.
Driving under the influence is dangerous for any driver, but motorcyclists are at a much higher risk of serious injury or death when they are drinking and driving than any other motorist. Motorcyclists driving under the influence suffer from slower reaction times and poor judgment, which can easily cause an accident that endangers themselves and any other motorists on the roadway.
With Spring Break around the corner, now might be a good time to review a few safety tips for taking a road trip. Read our top 6 tips below to help you prepare and stay safe on the road.
When it comes to alcohol, the state of Texas definitely has a complicated hodgepodge of laws that can make drinking in the state extremely confusing. It wasn’t until 1970 that an amendment to the Texas Constitution made liquor by the drink legal within the state; the first time since prohibition was passed that liquor by…