College and Young Adult Drunk Driving
Spring break can be a particularly dangerous and deadly time on Texas roadways. Each spring break, too many young, promising lives are cut short due to the fateful and regrettable decision to get behind the wheel, and drive drunk. In an effort to stop this deadly trend, TxDOT is focusing on young adults and college students through the statewide, impaired driving campaign - Drive Sober. No Regrets. The campaign aims to save lives and reduce crashes among young people while making the roads safer for everyone.
Even one life lost is too many. This campaign reminds young adults to know how they're getting home before they start drinking. There are many ways to find a sober ride home, such as asking a friend or family member to be a designated driver, taking mass transit or using a rideshare service.
In Texas, it is illegal for anyone under 21 to consume alcohol. The state's legal limit for intoxication is .08 blood or breath alcohol concentration (BAC). Law enforcement officers can arrest drivers having a BAC below .08 with probable cause based on the driver’s behavior. Drivers under the influence of alcohol may face up to $17,000 in fines and fees, jail time and could lose their license.
Visit Faces of Drunk Driving for tips on finding a sober ride. Follow the hashtag #DriveSoberNoRegrets to keep up with the campaign on social media.