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11/25/03

Texas DPS Keeping a Watchful Eye This Holiday

There have been 29 traffic fatalities in Lubbock so far this year, and authorities are concerned about a rise in that number come Wednesday, due to the increased number of people on the road.

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The Texas Department of Public Safety says drivers can help in the effort to keep fatality numbers down by using caution on the road. That means driving responsibly and avoiding road rage. If you are confronted with aggressive drivers, the DPS recommends that you not speed up, block lanes, slam or tap your brakes. You should also report extreme cases to authorities.

You should also make sure everyone in your vehicle is buckled up, not only for your safety, but to avoid paying a fine. Right now the DPS has a zero tolerance policy toward seat belt violators. If you are caught not wearing your seat belt during the "Click It Or Ticket" campaign, you could face a fine of up to $200.

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