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How many highway construction projects are underway in Texas each year?
The answer is C. 1,000. DPS Trooper Sparky Dean reminds us, "Speeding is the leading cause of work zone crashes so please slow down. You've got to stay alert. Watch out for flaggers and caution signs." Remember traffic fines double in construction zones.
What is the number one cause of weather related deaths in Texas?
C. Flash Flooding
The answer is C. Flash Flooding. Trooper Dean says, "Low water crossings are common in many parts of Texas. When it's dry, we seldom give the crossing a second thought. But when heavy rains come, water can rise rapidly. Fast moving water is one of the most powerful forces in nature. Just six inches of water can wash your car off the roadway."
It's illegal for anyone under 21 to drive in Texas with any amount of alcohol in his or her system.
True or False
The answer is true. Texas has a zero tolerance law DPS Trooper Robyn Wilson advises, "Please, talk to your teenagers. Remind them that underage drinking and driving can get them into serious trouble, fines, loss of their driver's license, community service and mandatory alcohol awareness classes." More than 2,000 drivers between 16 and 20 years old die in the U.S. every year in related crashes, including 300 in Texas.