Contact Us
Make My Homepage

TxDOT’s Annual ‘Drink. Drive. Go To Jail.’ Campaign


With the Labor Day weekend coming up, the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) have launched their annual ‘Drink. Drive. Go To Jail.’ campaign, which focuses on informing drivers that you’ll face some very severe consequences if you drive drunk.

According to TxDOT’s website, there is a traffic crash in Texas every 20 minutes involving a driver who was under the influence of alcohol. Last summer, 336 people were killed and 680 were seriously injured in alcohol-related crashes in Texas. And, that number could go higher.

“Don’t turn your summer fun into a life-changing tragedy by being irresponsible when it comes to drinking and driving,” said TxDOT Deputy Executive Director John Barton. “A safe and sober ride should be at the top of your list when making plans with family and friends. If not, you run the serious risk of being pulled over by law enforcement, being killed or killing someone else. It’s just not worth it.” (TxDOT)

It’s very simple. If you drink, just don’t drive – even if it’s just a few drinks. Or, you’ll go to jail.

If you do find yourself without a ride home, there are several other options besides getting behind the wheel of a vehicle. In fact, TxDOT has a website called, which gives you the option to find a taxi, call a friend, or even post on social media that you need a ride.

Ways to Prevent Drunk Driving

Remember, ‘buzzed driving’ is still drunk driving.

Up Next: What's Open and Closed in Abilene on Labor Day

Recommended For You

Best of the Web

Leave a Comment

It appears that you already have an account created within our VIP network of sites on . To keep your personal information safe, we need to verify that it's really you. To activate your account, please confirm your password. When you have confirmed your password, you will be able to log in through Facebook on both sites.

Forgot your password?

*Please note that your prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

It appears that you already have an account on this site associated with . To connect your existing account just click on the account activation button below. You will maintain your existing VIP profile. After you do this, you will be able to always log in to using your original account information.

*Please note that your prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

Please fill out the information below to help us provide you a better experience.

(Forgot your password?)

Not a member? Sign up here

Sign up for ROCKAHOLICS quickly by connecting your Facebook account. It's just as secure and no password to remember!

Sign up to have exclusive ROCKAHOLICS contests, events, coupons, presales, and much more delivered to you for FREE.