AUSTIN, TEXAS — With many college students returning to high school this week, the Texas Division of Transportation is as soon as once more launching its “Be protected drive good” marketing campaign.
The marketing campaign is launched every Aug. firstly of the college yr to remind drivers to be careful for youths on their method to college.
The marketing campaign additionally presents security ideas for each drivers and kids similar to slowing down…staying alert… and placing down the telephone whereas both strolling, biking, or driving.
“The most typical causes of those college zone crashes had been velocity, driver inattention, and failure to yield the right-of-way,” stated Bob Cowell, public data officer for TxDOT Bryan District. “So we’re simply asking everybody that as the youngsters some youngsters have already began again to high school some are going this week and others will probably be beginning subsequent week we’re asking everyone to please listen.”
In 2020, there was over twelve hundred college zone crashes within the state of Texas, leading to 11 individuals being severely injured. Luckily, there have been zero fatalities.
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