TxDPS Press Release

DPS Increases Traffic Enforcement for Thanksgiving Holiday

November 24, 2021 - There is a lot to be thankful for this year, and the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) wants to ensure people are able to get to and from their holiday celebrations safely. Texas Highway Patrol Troopers will increase enforcement on the roads from Wednesday, Nov. 24, through Sunday, Nov. 28. DPS Troopers will be looking for people not wearing seat belts, driving while intoxicated, speeding and failing to follow the Move Over, Slow Down law, among other traffic violations.

DPS Encourages Safety for Labor Day Holiday

August 31, 2021 – The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) encourages everyone to drive safely as they celebrate the unofficial end of summer during the long Labor Day weekend. The Texas Highway Patrol will be increasing enforcement from Sept. 3 through Sept. 6, looking for people not wearing their seat belts, speeders, people driving while intoxicated and drivers who fail to follow the state’s Move Over, Slow Down law, among other traffic violations.

DPS Ramping Up Move Over/Slow Down Enforcement

August 17, 2021 – The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) is reminding motorists the department is continuing its enforcement efforts across Texas focusing specifically on violations of the state’s Move Over/Slow Down law.  These periodic enforcement operations by DPS Troopers are planned throughout the year at various locations in Texas, with several operations planned in August. One of those operations will take place in the Southeast Texas Region throughout the day on Wednesday, August 18.

Center Man Dies Following Auto-Pedestrian Crash in Nacogdoches County

May 1, 2021 - Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) investigated an auto-pedestrian crash early this morning on SH 7, about two miles east of Nacogdoches.

The preliminary crash investigation indicates at approximately 1:25 a.m., a pedestrian was reportedly struck in the westbound lanes of SH 7. The driver that struck the pedestrian failed to stop at the scene of the crash and has not been located.

DPS Ramping Up Move Over/Slow Down Enforcement

July 14, 2020 – The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) is reminding motorists during the summer months that the department is continuing its enforcement efforts across Texas focusing specifically on violations of the state’s Move Over/Slow Down law. These periodic enforcement operations by DPS Troopers are planned throughout the year at various locations in Texas, with several operations planned in July. One of those operations will take place in the Lufkin area throughout the day on Wednesday, July 15.

DPS Ramping Up Move Over/Slow Down Enforcement

February 19, 2020 – The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) is continuing their enforcement efforts across the state focusing specifically on violations of the state’s Move Over/Slow Down law. These periodic enforcement operations by DPS Troopers are planned throughout the year at various locations in Texas, with several operations planned in February. One of those operations will take place in the Beaumont District throughout the day on Wednesday, Feb. 19. The Department of Transportation will be participating in a non-enforcement capacity.

DPS Ramping Up Move Over/Slow Down Enforcement

December 17, 2019 Lufkin – The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) is continuing their enforcement efforts across the state focusing specifically on violations of the state’s Move Over/Slow Down law. These periodic enforcement operations by DPS Troopers are planned throughout the year at various locations in Texas, with several operations planned in December. One of those operations will take place in Beaumont District throughout the day on Wednesday, Dec. 18. The Department of Transportation will be participating in a non-enforcement capacity.

DPS Ramping Up Move Over/Slow Down Enforcement

April 17, 2019 Lufkin – The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) is continuing their enforcement efforts across the state focusing specifically on violations of the state’s Move Over/Slow Down law. These periodic enforcement operations by DPS Troopers are planned throughout the year at various locations in Texas, with several operations planned in April. One of those operations will take place in Beaumont District throughout the day on Wednesday, April 17. The Department of Transportation will be participating in a non-enforcement capacity.

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