Hersman pens op-ed urging Texans to ‘end the streak’ of roadway fatalities

The Texas Department of Transportation on Nov. 7 reported that at least one person has been killed on the state’s roads for 5,478 days straight, and more than 50,000 people have been killed since 2000. As a result, TxDOT launched a campaign, “EndTheStreakTX,” that reminds drivers to wear safety belts, not drink and drive, and put away the cell phone when behind the wheel. In an op-ed published Dec. 12 in the Houston Chronicle, National Safety Council President and CEO Deborah A.P. Hersman writes that the “public awareness effort is a start, but more work is necessary to produce results.” Read the blog entry.