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Almost half of all child car seats aren’t installed correctly

“Save Me With a Seat” is a key component of #EndTheStreakTX, a broader social media and word-of-mouth effort that encourages drivers to make safer choices while behind the wheel.

Roundabout aerial view
Wrap your mind around Texas roundabout safety and benefits

There’s no doubt about it, roundabouts save lives, and TxDOT is looking to build more of these innovative intersections to increase safety on Texas roads.

Governor Abbott, TxDOT announce record $142 billion transportation investment

Governor Greg Abbott today announced a record $142 billion in total investment for Texas' transportation infrastructure.

Car seat check
How to keep youngest passengers safe every ride

Parents and caregivers do everything they can to protect their children from harm, and TxDOT helps parents take the same precautions before heading out on the road.

Moving day for Northaven Trail bridge in Dallas

TxDOT Dallas crews and contractor Ragle, Inc. made the seemingly impossible happen overnight one weekend when they moved the new Northaven Trail Bridge onto columns beside the mainlanes of North Central Expressway near Royal Lane.

Electronic vehicle charging
Wild west for EVs parallels gas station beginnings

Electronic vehicles are changing the landscape of the transportation industry, but there are actually a lot of parallels between what’s happening now and the adoption of gas stations more than a century ago.

Animal crossing under roadway
Beyond the Road
TxDOT wildlife crossings keeping animals safe

TxDOT has been constructing animal crossings under highways in critical areas, to help protect all Texans safe, both people and animals — including endangered species, like the ocelots who live in South Texas near the Mexico border.

Electric car at charging station
Keeping Texas charged and connected

The Texas Electric Vehicle Infrastructure grant program is open for applications after the Texas Transportation Commission approved a statement plan to provide charging stations for hundreds of thousands of electric vehicles throughout the state.

Driver arrested at traffic stop
TxDOT, law enforcement step up effort to curb drunk driving

As Labor Day approaches, TxDOT is reminding all Texans about the dangers of drunk driving. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has announced an increased enforcement period from Aug. 18 to Sept. 4.

Road workers
One of the hottest jobs in Texas: TxDOT road crew

It’s widely known at TxDOT that being on a seal coat crew is not for the faint of heart. In fact, veterans who have worked on the roads for decades acknowledge that it’s among the hottest jobs in the Lone Star State.

Don't mess with Texas®
Ethan Hawke champions Don't mess with Texas®

Ethan Hawke is the latest native-Texan celebrity to collaborate with the storied Don’t mess with Texas campaign, appearing in TV and radio PSAs released this month.

Driver stopped by state trooper
Speed remains top contributing factor in Texas crashes

Drivers continue to choose to go too fast on Texas roads, making speed the number one contributing factor in traffic crashes. That’s why TxDOT is partnering with law enforcement on the “Be Safe. Drive Smart.” campaign to urge motorists to slow down.

18 wheeler on highway
New technology could help move goods faster and safer in Texas

In an effort to help move goods more efficiently and safely through the state, TxDOT is rethinking the critical step of weighing big rigs.

Riders boarding public transportation bus
Nearly $100 million approved for Texas transit agencies

This week the Texas Transportation Commission approved $96 million in state and federal funds for rural and small urban transit agencies across the state to help Texans travel to jobs, healthcare and education.

Bridge construction in progress
TxDOT seeks public input on record $100 billion plan for projects across the state

TxDOT is drafting a record-breaking 10-year transportation plan and now the public is invited to weigh in on the projects proposed in their communities.

Athens sign shop
Regional sign shops play a vital role in TxDOT’s mission

A team of highly creative and dedicated employees within the Texas Department of Transportation is playing a vital role in fulfilling TxDOT's mission of "Connecting You with Texas."

Sobriety checkpoint
Three deaths a day in Texas due to drunk driving

Drunk driving deaths increased again last year in Texas, and TxDOT is urging all Texans to save lives and reverse this trend by choosing a sober ride.

Bridge construction crew

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