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TxDOT Gives Tips To Drivers for Red River Rivalry Game

Travel Information Centers offer tailgate events, TxDOT Safety Rest Areas to curb drowsiness during heavy traffic
AUSTIN -- With bragging rights on the line and thousands of cars on the road this weekend, TxDOT reminds drivers to arrive at the game safely as they make their way to Dallas for the long-standing TX-OU college football rivalry. 

Four TxDOT Travel Information Centers will be hosting tailgate-style events on Friday, Oct. 11 in Gainesville, Denison, Wichita Falls and Amarillo to encourage drivers to take needed rest breaks.

Activities and giveaways will include bottled water, hot dogs, popcorn, lemonade and performances by area high school marching bands and cheerleader squads at some centers. Also on hand will be information about how to drive safely and the dangers of drinking and driving or distracted driving. In addition to the Travel Information Centers, drivers also are encouraged to take a break at TxDOT Safety Rest Areas located throughout the state.

The Amarillob tailgate party will be at exit #76 off I-40 at 11:00 a.m. with a pep rally featuring the Panther Band of Panhandle High School.

There will also be traveler information available on what to expect in the Dallas area as far as road construction and lane closures.  Amarillo fans traveling south on US 287 may also stop to rest at safety rest areas in Donley and Hardeman Counties, however there will be no tailgate activities at these two safety rest areas.
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