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TxDot officials warn drivers to be cautious during holiday travels

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LUFKIN, TX (KTRE) -

TxDot officials say that drivers are more vulnerable to alcohol-related crashes spring.

March 1st through May 31st represents the most dangerous season on Texas roadways for

alcohol-related crashes.

Last year 26 percent of all alcohol-related crashes in Texas happened during that time.

Officials say 50 percent of those crashes happen over the weekend and want to reminded drivers to use their best judgment when traveling for the holiday.

"Spring is in the air and we don't tell anybody not to go out and celebrate and have a good time. Let your hair down, just do it responsibly and do it safely," said Kathi White, TxDot Spokesperson.

TxDot also wants to remind motorists that April is Distracted Driving Awareness Month.

Officials are encouraging drivers to put down their cell phones avoid in car distractions and keep their focus on driving.

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