The Texas Department of Public Safety kicks off the annual Crash Awareness Reduction and Effort holiday Enforcement Grant called Operation Holiday.
The CARE Grant will allow more Texas Highway Patrol Troopers to be on the road from Friday, July 2, through Monday, July 5.
Law enforcement will be looking for drivers violating traffic laws such as speeding, not wearing a seat belt, distracted driving and failure to follow the state’s Move Over, Slow Down law.
During the 2020 campaign, there were 39,913 citations and warnings given out.
This includes 15,821 warnings and citations for speeding, as well as more than 1,100 warnings and citations for seat belt and child safety restraint violations. DPS enforcement efforts also included 308 DWI citations, 453 felony arrests and 101 fugitive arrests.
DPS offers the following safety tips for people driving during the Fourth of July holiday: