AUSTIN, Texas - Be Safe. Drive Smart. is a year-long public education and awareness effort aimed at saving lives and reducing crashes.
How a driver behaves and reacts behind the wheel can be the difference between a safe journey and a deadly crash.
TxDOT urges all drivers to observe safe driving practices:
- Be courteous to other drivers
- Always buckle up, all riders, day and night
- Pay attention, focus 100% on driving
- When behind the wheel, put the phone away or turn it off
- Drive a safe speed and adjust based upon traffic, road and weather conditions
- Stop for all stop signs and red lights
- Pass carefully when it’s legal and safe
- Never drive after drinking alcohol or taking other drugs
- Avoid medications that cause drowsiness
- Slow down or move over for flashing lights; law enforcement vehicles, emergency vehicles, tow trucks or other vehicles that may be stopped on the side of the road.
Christopher Bishop with TxDOT joins Rebecca Thomas on FOX 7 Austin to remind drivers in Texas to 'Be Safe. Drive Smart.'