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A couple of oil tankers are pictured heading west toward the sunset on a rural road.

July 2023 Newsletter: Build a Culture of Safety That Extends Across all Road Environments

Go the Distance Join us during Rural Road Safety Awareness Week (July 17-21) as we focus on ways to improve travel safety – from culture to behavior change – for all Texas road users. The National Center on Rural Road Safety has designated a theme for this year’s observance: What’s Speed Got to Do With […]

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A black pickup truck is pictured driving in a rainstorm. Wet pavement can cause vehciles to hydroplane because tires lose grip on the surface of the road.

June 2023 Safety Coach: Focus Efforts During Summer Months on Tires and Pedestrians

Safety CoachBetter to Prepare Than Repair In Texas, defective or slick tires contributed to 4,108 crashes in 2021, according to the Texas Department of Transportation. That’s more than 11 crashes every day. Help reduce safety risks during National Tire Safety Week (June 26-July 3). Play this video from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration at

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Texas Department of Transportation traffic safety specialists and coalition members work at a community seat belt safety event.

March 2023 Newsletter: Brighter Future Born Out of Shared Safety Vision

Stronger Together Ask three people to define the word “drive” and chances are you’ll get three different responses. Ask Jill Christie and she’ll tell you drive is an acronym for Decisions, Responsibilities, Initiatives, Vision and Education. Christie is the coordinator of the D.R.I.V.E. Safe Coalition, which serves 13 counties in the Abilene District. Our team

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