Longview P.D. gives 4th of July driving safety tips

Thursday, July 1, 2010 - 10:56am

As many people take to the roads for the 4th of July holidays, the Longview Police Department wants to remind motorists to be safe.

• Wear your seatbelt. In the State of Texas, all occupants of a vehicle must wear their seatbelt, whether in the front or back seat. Seat belts are proven to save lives.

• If you are going to drink, have a designated driver. Longview Officers will be out in force over the 4th of July holiday and officers will be obtaining search warrants to obtain involuntary blood specimens from motorists who operate motor vehicles (including motorcycles) while intoxicated. 153 suspected drunk drivers have been arrested by Longview Officers from January 1, 2010 through May 30, 2010.

Please use extra caution this weekend and do your part to ensure that Longview roadways are safe for everyone.

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