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News Release

March 8, 2019

DPS Offers Safety Tips for Spring Break

Also Reminds Texans to Skip the Trip to DL Offices

AUSTIN – The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) is reminding Texans to make safety a top priority this spring break. Increased traffic often accompanies spring break, and drivers are urged to obey all traffic laws and use extra caution when driving over the next few weeks. DPS Troopers and various local law enforcement across Texas will be enhancing enforcement efforts during spring break, watching for speeders, drunk drivers and seat-belt violators.

“Safety is our top priority at DPS, and we are asking the public to do their part by driving responsibly, obeying the laws and monitoring road conditions during their spring break travels,” said DPS Director Steven McCraw. “DPS will do our part to enhance safety by patrolling the roadways to identify and remove dangerous drivers.”

DPS offers the following tips for safe travel during spring break:

Additionally, while spring break is a great time to check things off the to-do list — like conducting driver license (DL) transactions ­— DPS is reminding residents that many Texans can skip the trip to an office altogether by taking care of business online, by phone or by mail. These options are particularly convenient during spring break, which can actually be one of the busiest times at Texas DL offices. Are you eligible to save time and skip the trip? Find out now by visiting

DPS offers these additional tips to increase convenience for all driver license customers across the state:

Visit DPS’online services for more information.

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