Before the Labor Day holiday weekend begins, TxDOT reminds motorists to Plan While You Can.
DUI-alcohol related crashes continue to be a serious problem in Texas. The state has a DUI-alcohol related crash every 21 minutes and 18 seconds and unfortunately Labor Day weekend is an especially dangerous time on our roadways. According to TxDOT statistics, during the 2015 Labor Day Holiday reporting period, there were 359 DUI-alcohol crashes that resulted in 12 fatalities and 36 serious injuries.
Before you start your Labor Day festivities, be sure that you make a plan for a safe ride home. Remember a designated driver is not one who is “least drunk” but should be a sober driver who has not consumed any amount of alcohol. You can help to make this Labor Day Holiday one that can be cherished for years to come by simply planning for a sober ride through such ways as designating a sober driver, simply staying where you are, calling a taxi, a sober friend or family member, or using mass transit. You can also visit SoberRides.org to plan your ride home before the party and the drinking begins because drivers under the influence of alcohol could face up to $17,000 in fines, fees, and could lose their license.
Drink. Drive. Go To Jail.