The Texas Department of Transportation kicked off its "Be Safe. Drive Smart" summer traffic campaign Friday.
Summertime in Texas is the height of travel season, which means scores of people will be hitting the highways for long road trips, state park visits or lazy lake days.
Traveling long distances can put drivers at risk of falling asleep, getting distracted or becoming impatient. The Texas Department of Transportation is reminding motorists to stay alert and avoid drowsy or aggressive driving while behind the wheel this summer.
Tips to stay safe while driving this summer: