Tell Your State Senator You Don’t Want 10 People to Die Each Day on Texas Streets

Every day, 10 people lose their lives in traffic crashes on Texas streets and highways. Many people think these deaths are just another cost of doing business, but the carnage is preventable. It’s time to commit eliminating traffic fatalities.

The Texas Senate is considering SCR 42, a resolution instructing TXDOT to focus on the goal of zero fatalities. The full Senate could vote on it next week.

Last year, more than 3,700 people were killed in traffic statewide, the highest death toll in the nation. For every fatality, there are victims who survive but suffer incapacitating injuries.

You can contact your Texas Senator today using this form. While you may simply send the form letter, if you have the time and inclination, please share how dangerous streets and traffic crashes have personally affected you.

Too many Texas families suffer through the effects of these tragedies every day. Please help our elected officials understand the daily costs of our dangerous transportation system. We all need to work together to take responsibility for this crisis and turn this devastating trend around.

Once you send your letter, please share the campaign with your friends, family, and colleagues across the state.



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Graphic: Texas DOT This calendar is published by the Texas Department of Transportation as part of its traffic safety efforts. It shows how many fatal collisions and traffic deaths happened every day of the year. On average, someone is killed every two and a half hours on Texas streets, and someone is injured every two minutes, according to TxDOT [PDF]. Texas hasn’t had a [...]
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Death and Safety

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