TxDOT Partners with Andreas Project for National Red Ribbon Week

As part of National Red Ribbon Week Oct. 23 – 31, Traffic Safety Specialist LaViza Matthews will take part in several events designed to teach kids the importance of making good decisions behind the wheel of a car or as a passenger.

On Tuesday, Oct. 25, the car Andrea Elizalde was in right before losing her life on the Dumas Highway due to impaired driving and other factors, will be on display at Sam Houston Middle School in Amarillo.

Her father, David – founder of Andrea’s Project – will speak to students at 8:15 a.m. Media wishing to attend the event are advised to arrive no later than 8 a.m.

Also on Tuesday, Oct. 25, the car will be on display at Tascosa High School beginning at 11 a.m. Andrea’s Project Board Member Jeff Bara will serve as the guest speaker.

On Wednesday, Oct. 26, the car will be on display at River Road High School and Matthews will be the guest speaker.

On Thursday, Oct. 27, the car will travel to Groom High School and presentations will be given to students in grades 6 through 12.

Also, on Thursday, Oct. 27, the car returns to Amarillo and will be on display that afternoon at West Plains High School. The car will then be on display at Holy Cross High School through Friday afternoon.

On Friday, Oct. 28, Bara will speak to students at Bushland High School.

Also on Friday, Oct. 28, Bara and Matthews will speak to juniors and seniors that afternoon at Holy Cross High School.

For more information visit txdot.gov

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