12 Years Since Fatality Free Day on Texas Roads
RIO GRANDE VALLEY — Not a day goes by without a death on a Texas road as the Texas Department of Transportation reports that it's been 12 years since the last fatality free day. Currently there are signs on the highway reminding drivers of the statistic to remind them of pay attention to the road. So far this year more than 2,500 people have died on the roads, but the number of deaths has gone down as Jesus Leal from TxDOT stated, "The figures actually show the number of fatalities have gone down and the fatality rate is actually down as well. The fatality rate is basically the number of deaths per 100 million vehicle miles traveled." With the number of Texas drivers at an all time high, TxDOT is attempting to focus on the biggest causes of vehicle accidents which is not wearing seat belts, drinking and driving and distracted driving.