The Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) is starting a campaign to end the streak of deaths on Texas roadways. According to TxDOT, the last deathless day in Texas occurred on November 7, 2000 – sixteen years ago.
According to TxDOT, since the last deathless day on Texas roadways, 55,578 people have died in motor vehicle crashes. The leading cause of these deaths include failure to stay in one lane, alcohol, and speed.
The #EndTheStreakTX social media campaign hopes to reach out to drivers and remind them of the basics of staying safe on the roadways, including obeying traffic laws, staying alert, and being responsible while behind the wheel.
Through the hashtag, TxDOT hopes to hear from families and friends affected by car crash fatalities in the state of Texas by posting photo and video testimonials. In addition, TxDOT asks people to change their social media profile pictures to raise awareness and show public support to ending the streak of roadway fatalities.
TxDOT wants to remind drivers to do the following to stay as safe as possible on Texas roads:
The following information regarding motor vehicle traffic crashes in Texas in 2014 is provided by the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT):