In an effort to save lives during the holiday season, Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) launched the “Plan While You Can” campaign to urge drivers to plan ahead for a sober ride home from holiday festivities. The campaign featured an interactive dodgeball game to show how alcohol can slow a driver's reaction time.
On Saturday, Dec. 17 at the Richard M. Borchard Regional Fairgrounds in Robstown TxDOT hosted the Insane Inflatable 5K.
As a combined result of the “Plan While You Can” campaign and the efforts of many state and local community partners, including law enforcement, Texas experienced a nine percent decrease in alcohol-related traffic fatalities during last year's holiday season compared to the previous holiday season. Still, during last year's holiday season, there were 2,374 alcohol-related traffic crashes in Texas, resulting in 102 fatalities and 205 serious injuries.
In Corpus Christi, there were 34 alcohol-related traffic crashes during last year's holiday season, resulting in no fatalities and two serious injuries.
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