TxDOT partnered with Texas law enforcement agencies Thursday to promote and enforce the “Be Safe. Drive Safely,” the summer public safety campaign message on the dangers of speeding.
“Speeding is the number one cause of traffic accidents in Texas, and speeding increases the risk of death and serious injury in crashes,” TxDOT wrote. “Last year, there were more than 163,000 speeding crashes in the Lone Star State, and 1,532 people died from them. That’s an average of four people killed daily in Texas due to incidents related to speed.