Increase in Pedestrian Traffic Deaths Causes Texas DOT to Warn Drivers About Daylight Savings

Posted on October 5, 2022
This week, the Texas Department of Transportation warned drivers about the risks associated with shorter days and longer nights that come with daylight savings. The department noted that Texas saw a 15% increase in pedestrian traffic fatalities in 2021 and those numbers increased even more in the fall and winter months after the time...
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Carlsbad, Eddy County, New Mexico Begins Construction Project of Bridge on Main Roadway for Oil and Gas Industry

Yesterday, the New Mexico Department of Transportation announced a several months long repair job of a bridge on Greene Street in Carlsbad, Eddy County, New Mexico. Deterioration of cement on the bridge’s pier cab reached the point to render the bridge a major hazard to drivers. The bridge has been closed since early August...
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Fatigued Drivers Present Dangers Not Only to Other Cars on the Road but Also Passengers in the Same Vehicle

This week, a passenger of a vehicle was killed when the driver of the vehicle fell asleep at the wheel and overcorrected causing the vehicle to roll multiple times. The single vehicle crash occurred in Martin County, Texas in between Andrews and Big Spring Texas. Fatigued drivers represent a dangerous risk to all vehicles...
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Multiple Lane Closures in Pecos, Texas Due to Year Long Traffic Signal Project

This week, the Texas Department of Transportation (TXDOT) announced an infrastructure improvement and traffic signal project in Pecos, Texas in Reeves County. The year-long construction project will require multiple lane closures near Interstate 20, Texas State Highway 17, and Country Club Drive. While the overall project and the improvements to an area desperately in...
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Anti-Drunk Driving Campaign Announced by Texas Department of Transportation

This week TXDOT announced a new campaign with local law enforcement departments across the State of Texas to target and arrest drunk drivers.  The campaign hopes to prevent motor vehicle crashes, vehicular manslaughter, as well as motor vehicle crash and accident related fatalities and deaths. The anti-drunk driving campaign will focus on the end...
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Multi-Car Crash Causes Closing of Highway 285 South of Orla, Texas

According to TXDOT, on the early morning of August 18th, the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) state troopers had to close down Highway 285, also known as the “Death Highway,” about 10 miles south of Orla, Texas due to a four car crash and motor vehicle accident. Highway 285 that spans north and...
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