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HOUSTON – As many Texans are off on Spring Break this week, the Texas Department of Public Safety wants to remind you to use extra caution when traveling. Whether heading out of town or visiting a local attraction, make safety your top priority, so we can all have a safe and fun spring break.

Driving impaired can cost you more than just your license, it can cost you or someone else their life. The number of fatal crashes in the U.S. has increased nearly 20% since 2020. We found that 35% of those fatal crashes involved alcohol. According to data from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, fatal crashes involving alcohol are highest in Rhode Island, Montana and Connecticut, where nearly 50% of all traffic deaths involved alcohol. Texas came in strong at No. 4 with 45%. You can get a full breakdown and more details about these findings here.

So this year, make your spring break one to remember, not one to regret. Don’t get behind the wheel if you have been drinking. It’s not worth it.

Drive safely my friends!

Anavid Reyes

KPRC 2 traffic expert

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Weekend construction

  • Eastex Freeway: The southbound connector ramp to IH-45 the Gulf Freeway will have a total closure this weekend from 9 a.m., Friday, March 17, to 5 a.m., Monday, March 20.
    • Detour: Traffic will continue on IH-69 southbound and use the direct connector ramp to US-288 southbound. Traffic will continue on US-288 southbound and then use the direct connector ramp to IH-610 South Loop eastbound. Traffic will follow signs for IH-45.

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Amanda Cochran is an Edward R. Murrow award-winning journalist. She specializes in Texas features, consumer and business news and local crime coverage.