Last year on memorial day weekend alone troopers say they ticketed more than 550 passenger’s just for not buckling their seatbelts.
This number also includes the more than 150 car seat violations over last year’s holiday.
DPS has several tips for driver’s traveling this weekend, most dealing with staying off your phone.
Trooper Cindy Barkley says, “We recommend that everyone refrain from using your cell phones. Even when you are talking on your phone, that is a distraction, it keeps your mind off that primary task of driving down the road.”
Trooper Barkley says DPS will be working with other state agencies strictly enforcing Tx-DOT’s, “Click It or Ticket” campaign.
We’re still paying almost 50 cents less than we were this time last year.