exas-OU Travelers, The Eyes Of Texas Are Upon YouDepartment of Public Safety troopers are out in force on Interstate 35 as Texas fans head to Dallas for the annual showdown with Oklahoma, and they’ll be there Saturday as the fans head home.
(October 16, 2009)—Texas Department of Public Safety troopers were out in force Friday on Interstate 35 between Austin and Dallas as University of Texas fans head north for the annual showdown with Oklahoma.
And troopers will be out again on Saturday as fans head home.
The DPS is conducted a traffic safety task force in Bell, McLennan and Hill Counties, the goal of which is to reduce crashes, injuries and deaths on the highway.
Troopers will be keeping a particular eye out for impaired drivers, speeders and vehicles in which drivers and passengers aren’t wearing seatbelts.
Northbound traffic was backed up Friday on the interstate north of Waco.