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Labor Day Safety Campaign

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Texas Border Business

Dear Friends, Neighbors, and Colleagues:

With Labor Day fast approaching and signaling an end to summer, many drivers will be on our roadways for one last getaway, making it one of the year’s busiest travel holidays.

Unfortunately, these plans can take a tragic turn in the blink of an eye in often preventable collisions.

The Texas Department of Transportation’s #EndTheStreakTX campaign, which began in 2015, is designed to raise much-needed awareness of behaviors that increase crashes on our roadways. Please join us and all Hidalgo County law enforcement agencies in supporting the campaign by sharing the attached flyer on your social media using the hashtag #EndTheStreakTX.

Working together, we can make a difference to end the streak. According to TxDOT, last year, 44 of our friends and loved ones were killed in fatal crashes.

The majority of these fatalities were caused by preventable mistakes drivers make. Let’s be vigilant and protect each other by being the driver you want next to you, in front of you, and behind you. Please help to encourage Hidalgo County residents to:

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· Buckle up 

· Don’t be a distracted driver

· Don’t drink and drive

· Drive the speed limit

· Obey traffic laws

· Plan a sober ride home

· Put away your cell phone

Thank you to all participating Hidalgo County law enforcement agencies who have dedicated time and effort to the project:

Hidalgo County Sheriff’s Office

Texas Department of Public Safety 
Alamo PD 
Alton PD 
Donna PD 
Edcouch PD
Edinburg PD 
Elsa PD 
Hidalgo PD
La Joya PD 
La Villa PD

Mercedes PD

McAllen PD 

Mission PD 

Palmhurst PD 

Palmview PD 

Penitas PD 

Pharr PD 

Progreso PD 

San Juan PD 

South Texas College-Department of Public Safety

Sullivan City 

UTRGV PD 

Weslaco PD

Precinct 1 Constable

Precinct 2 Constable 

Precinct 3 Constable 

Precinct 4 Constable

Precinct 5 Constable 

Donna ISD-PD 

Edinburg ISD-PD 

McAllen ISD-PD 

La Joya ISD-PD 

PSJA ISD-PD

Valley View ISD-PD

Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission

We all have the power to make a difference and reach our goal to reduce traffic fatalities. Show your support, and please spread the message to #EndTheStreakTX. We wish you and your families a safe and Happy Labor Day weekend!

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