TxDOT to Help Parents as Agency Reports Most Car Seats Are Used Incorrectly

TxDOT now providing free virtual car seat inspections that are COVID-19 safe

September 18, 2020 – Texans may think they know how to correctly install and use their children’s car seats, but nearly 60 percent of the time they’re used incorrectly. That’s why TxDOT is helping drivers keep their children safe on the road.

National Child Passenger Safety Week September 20-26

TxDOT Names New Lufkin District Engineer

September 3, 2020 - The Texas Department of Transportation on Tuesday named Kelly O. Morris, P.E., to serve as the Lufkin District Engineer.

Kelly began her career at TxDOT as a summer employee in 1993 and later began working full time as an Engineering In Training in the Livingston Area Office. Kelly graduated from Texas A&M University in 1995 with a Civil Engineering degree and obtained her Professional Engineer’s License in 2000.

School Zone Lights Being Activated for Back to School

August 10, 2020 – School zone flashers are being activated this week throughout the Lufkin District for the new school year. Drivers are urged to be cautious and alert as they drive through school zones.

While the return to school might be different for many students and teachers this year, TxDOT wants to remind motorists that state law requires drivers to reduce speed to the posted school zone speed limit while flashers are activated. Be prepared to stop during peak travel hours as traffic is directed before and after school hours.

TxDOT Holding Virtual Public Hearing

Meeting designed to gather input on future projects 

July 27, 2020 – A virtual public hearing is scheduled Tuesday, July 28, beginning at 10 am to discuss the development of the 2021 Unified Transportation Program. A virtual public meeting was also held on July 7. The 2021 UTP could be considered for adoption at the August TxDOT Commission meeting in Austin.

Drunk Driving Victims Share Heartbreaking Stories in Effort to Stop Drinking and Driving

TxDOT’s ‘Plan While You Can’ campaign features personal stories urging drivers to plan for a sober ride

July 2, 2020 – Sean Carter’s ability to speak was taken from him more than 15 years ago, when he was a college junior and went out drinking with friends. He knew he was in no condition to drive home – but neither was the buddy who gave him a ride. Without a plan for a sober ride, the drunk driver crashed the truck, leaving Sean with a traumatic brain injury and unable to walk or talk.


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