28 people die every day in motor vehicle accidents that involve a drunk driver. That’s according to the Centers for Disease Control. Texas leads the U.S. in those types of accidents. Many of those deadly crashes happen here in the Rio Grande Valley.
That’s why transportation experts are asking drivers to not drink and drive this holiday season. Drunk drivers could face fines, license suspensions or even jail time if stopped by law enforcement.
Officials at the Texas Department of Transportation are hopeful fewer people will die. The state had a 9% decrease in alcohol-related traffic deaths during last year’s holiday season.