The Texas Department of Public Safety is asking the public to make safe driving part of their July 4th celebration.
Statewide, troopers will be enforcing the "Drink, Drive, Go To Jail" campaign. According to the DPS, the summer months are generally when the most alcohol-related fatalities occur.
This year in particular marks a gruesome anniversary...on July 3rd, 1994, 46 people killed in auto accidents in one day. The deadliest day ever in Texas driving history.
DPS Corporal John Gonzalez is urging caution this July 4th weekend. "Unfortunately, we've been working a lot of car crashes so we encourage the Lubbockites to slow down, buckle up and have a fun and safe holiday," said Cpl. Gonzalez.
Gonzalez added that troopers will be out in higher visibility this weekend, and that if you get caught drinking and driving, you are going to jail.