DPS designates weekend as Operation Holiday
June 30, 2010 at 1:30 a.m.
TRAVEL SAFETY TIPS:
Do not drink and drive
Have everyone be properly secured in their seat belt or proper car safety seat
Slow down in bad weather and road conditions
Pull over to a safe place for mobile cell calls
Be courteous while you drive
For long trips make sure your vehicle is roadworthy.
The Texas Department of Public Safety has designated Friday through Sunday as Operation Holiday.
Lt. Glen Garrett, of Victoria, urged all drivers to exercise caution during the holiday period and throughout the summer.
He said troopers assigned to Texas Highway Patrol, Commercial Vehicle Enforcement, and Drivers License Division will be working over the holiday period.
For the last four years the Texas Highway Patrol did not work any fatal collisions in Victoria and surrounding counties over the July Fourth holiday.
The last July Fourth holiday traffic area fatality was reported in 2005.
The state now requires everyone in the front seat and rear seat to wear their seat belt.
The new booster seat law is now in full effect requiring all children under 8 years old and under 4-feet, 9-inches tall to be in an approved car safety seat.