TxDOT launches Drive Sober, No Regrets initiative to ensure safe spring break in collaboration with students

Texas – With spring break around the corner, TxDOT is joining forces with college students to prevent dangerous outcomes from their festivities.

The Drive Sober. No Regrets. initiative is making its way to college campuses and popular spring break destinations throughout the state, emphasizing that getting home safely and soberly is always an option. By working together with U in the Driver on campuses and engaging student leaders across Texas, TxDOT aims to drive home this important message among students.

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“Every death due to drunk driving is preventable,” TxDOT Executive Director Marc Williams said. “We want students to understand that it’s easy to celebrate spring break safely. By finding a sober ride, taking a cab, using a rideshare, or simply staying put after drinking, students can make sure their families gather for graduation and not a funeral.”

In 2022, the spring break period saw 810 DUI-alcohol-related crashes, resulting in 44 deaths and 90 severe injuries, all because individuals decided to drive while intoxicated.

TxDOT is dedicating March to demonstrate the serious aftermath of drunk driving by introducing its mobile “DUI Not So Fun House” and a video display to various college campuses and critical spring break spots. This mobile experience gives visitors a firsthand look at how alcohol impairs one’s ability to drive and the potential hazards of drunk driving.

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The Drive Sober. No Regrets. initiative is part of the larger #EndTheStreakTX campaign, which utilizes social media and direct communication to urge drivers towards safer driving habits, aiming to stop the continuous daily fatalities on Texas roads since Nov. 7, 2000, the last day without a death on Texas roads.

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