Look Learn Live is a Texas motorcycle safety and awareness campaign developed by the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT), Texas A&M Transportation Institute (TTI) and the Texas Motorcycle Safety Coalition. The campaign encourages motorists and motorcyclists to share the road with one another. Motorists are reminded to look twice for motorcycles, while motorcyclists are reminded to wear their gear and take the Basic RiderCourse. For more information, visit looklearnlive.org.
Share the Road Texas strives to educate both cyclists & motorists on college campuses about bicycle laws, safe riding behaviors and the importance of motorist awareness of bicycles on the road. Cyclists are considered vehicle operators and are required to obey the same rules other vehicle operators on the road and on college campuses.
Current Texas university campuses are:
- Bryan/College Station: Texas A&M University
- Austin: University of Texas at Austin, Austin Community College, Concordia University and St. Edwards University
- Houston: University of Houston – main and downtown campuses
At least one person dies on Texas roadways every day and the numbers are increasing at an alarming rate. Motor vehicle fatalities are the number one cause of death for children under the age of 14 — a human and economic tragedy for our state. Together with TxDOT, and a host of other agencies, the Center for Transportation Safety has developed a strategic highway safety plan (SHSP) to drive down the numbers. The plan is broken into seven emphasis areas — distracted driving, impaired driving, speeding, pedestrian safety, intersection safety, roadway and lane departures, and older users. Download the plan.
Car crashes kill more young people than any other cause, accounting for nearly half of all teen deaths in America each year. About 2,800 U.S. teens die each year in car crashes; that’s the equivalent of a school bus loaded with teenagers crashing once every week for an entire year. Started in 2002, Teens in the Driver Seat® is the first peer-to-peer program for teens that focuses solely on traffic safety and addresses all major risks for this age group. Teens help shape the program and are responsible for implementing it and educating their peers and parents; TTI provides the science, guidance and project resources. Teens in the Driver Seat® is available to high schools in California, Georgia, Nebraska, and Texas and we are currently looking for schools in other states to apply to begin the program. Additionally, the junior high school program is available in Texas and Georgia. Find out more at t-driver.com.
What began as an informal meeting has evolved over the last 10 years to create the current Texas Impaired Driving Task Force. The task force includes TxDOT subgrantees and other stakeholders not directly affiliated with TxDOT’s Traffic Safety Section. The task force meets at least twice a year, and provides insight and guidance to TxDOT’s alcohol and other drug countermeasure program.
Members of the task force include representatives from law enforcement, prosecution, adjudication, prevention, advocacy, media development/communications, traffic safety education, treatment, research, training, alcohol service, driver licensing, employers, administrative sanctioning, and public health/medical. The members represent different aspects of the impaired driving issue as well as the geographic and demographic diversity of the state.