No Fatality-Free Days on Texas Roads for More Than 18 Years
Tragically, Texas has a long history of roadway fatalities. There’s an unbroken string of traffic deaths for over 18 years, dating back to early November 2000. At least one person dies daily on Texas roadways, and the state is determined to end the streak.
Ending the Streak of Texas Roadway Fatalities
The Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) launched the #EndTheStreakTX campaign to remind drivers of the need to keep our highways, backcountry roads, and streets safe.
To raise awareness of the state’s daily traffic deaths, the TxDOT asks citizens to share their personal stories on social media. Everyone is encouraged to upload photo and video testimonials about their loved ones lost in tragic vehicle collisions with the hashtag, #EndTheStreakTX.
To lower the risk of deadly roadway collisions, the TxDOT reminds all motorists to:
- Buckle up. Not only does seatbelt use save lives, it’s the law. All passengers should be buckled, and parents must use age-appropriate car seats for children.
- Drive sober. Drunk driving is one of the leading causes of traffic fatalities. The TxDOT urges motorists to behave responsibly and get a sober ride home.
- Avoid distractions. Motorists should avoid texting, playing with the radio, talking on the phone, or eating while behind the wheel.
- Obey traffic laws. Speed kills, especially in bad weather. Drivers must observe all stop signs, traffic lights, and speed limits.
By working together, we can end the streak of fatalities and make Texas roads safer for everyone.
Wrongful Death Compensation
If you lost a loved one due to a tragic vehicle collision, your family deserves compensation for medical expenses, the loss of financial support, burial and funeral costs, and pain and suffering.
Representation by an experienced wrongful death attorney can help your family receive the financial support you need and deserve. To learn more about what the law offices of Steve M. Lee, P.C., can do for you, visit us on Facebook.