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Drive Texas: TxDOT Highway Conditions

Drive Texas: TxDOT Highway Conditions

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Houston Transtar: Information for travelers into the Houston Metro Area

Turn Around, Don’t Drown: Each year, more deaths occur due to flooding than from any other thunderstorm related hazard. Why? The main reason is people underestimate the force and power of water. Many of the deaths occur in automobiles as they are swept downstream. Of these drownings, many are preventable, but too many people continue to drive around the barriers that warn you the road is flooded. Whether you are driving or walking, if you come to a flooded road, Turn Around Don’t Drown. You will not know the depth of the water nor will you know the condition of the road under the water.

Nov. 7, 2015, marks a grim milestone for Texas – we’ve gone 15 years straight with daily deaths on our roadways. That’s right. At least one person has died each and every day on Texas roads since Nov. 7, 2000. In an effort to end this tragic trend, TxDOT created the #EndTheStreakTX campaign to educate drivers on how to take responsibility so that we put a stop to these preventable daily deaths. We are asking people to change their social media profile pictures to the black image available for download at the links below; and to share/retweet facts that we distribute about the last 15 years of daily deaths on Texas roads by using the hashtag #EndTheStreakTX.

#EndTheStreakTX: Nov. 7, 2015, marks a grim milestone for Texas – we’ve gone 15 years straight with daily deaths on our roadways. That’s right. At least one person has died each and every day on Texas roads since Nov. 7, 2000. In an effort to end this tragic trend, TxDOT created the #EndTheStreakTX campaign to educate drivers on how to take responsibility so that we put a stop to these preventable daily deaths. We are asking people to change their social media profile pictures to the black image available for download at the links below; and to share/retweet facts that we distribute about the last 15 years of daily deaths on Texas roads by using the hashtag #EndTheStreakTX.