DPS: Law enforcement is out in full force, on the lookout for traffic violators

EAST TEXAS (KTRE) – Local stores are not the only thing packed these days.  Motorists are jamming streets and highways as they travel this holiday season.

Law enforcement is also out in full force.

They are looking for traffic violators.  They are targeting speeders, impaired and distracted drivers, and people who do not buckle up.

"I think that if you're to drive impaired, if you're going to speed, or if you're going to text while driving and you cause a crash that causes someone serious bodily injury or even a death you must be willing to take responsibility for those consequences," said Stephanie Davis, DPS Safety Education Officer.

Remember, everyone in the vehicle has to be buckled in, regardless of where they are riding in the vehicle.  Children under the age of 8 must be in a child safety seat system (proper car seat or booster seat) unless that child is 4'9" tall.

Davis says law enforcement officers are not trying to rain on anyone's parade or celebration, but says they will be enforcing the law.

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