This year 140 million cigarette butts will be tossed out on Texas highways. That makes up only a portion of the one billion pieces of litter accumulate on our highways each year. The Don't Mess With Texas Road Tour is trying to prevent all that trash from ending up on our roads. The tour stopped at the South Plains Mall Sunday. The focus is to make the state's worst litterers - Texans ages 16 to 24 - aware of the consequences of littering. And organizers are asking them to take a pledge against littering.
"It's a promise to themselves not to litter on Texas highways. That way it makes it easier for us and TxDOT, so we won't have to pick up so much trash on the highways," Brain Goosby said.
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The 25-city road tour has become one of the most successful litter-prevention efforts in the country, reaching approximately 600,000 people over the past two summers.