According to the Statesman, Austin has already had an unusually high number of accidents in November 2014. In fact, the article says that yesterday, Tuesday, had four fatal accidents alone. The accidents range from pedestrians being struck by vehicles to an 18 wheeler catching fire.
Even though November, and this week in particular, have experienced abnormally more accidents than usual, 2014 has had 10 fewer fatal accidents than last year at this time. That said, Police Chief Art Acevedo reminds us all that the holidays, from Thanksgiving through the New Year is one of the busiest times on the roads and usually produces too many tragic accidents.
To help curb the number of accidents this holiday season, Texas DPS wants to remind all pedestrians and drivers to pay attention to their surroundings. For drivers, slow down, especially in areas where pedestrian traffic is high. And, in bad weather, take extra precaution. For pedestrians, cross at crosswalks and if possible, over pedestrian bridges. And, at night, wear reflective clothing and carry a flashlight.
All in all, be aware and be smart when you're on the roads.