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Texas Department of Public Safety - Labor Day 1965 Holiday Safety Reminder
Gordon Wilkison
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1965
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    I'm Homer Garrison, Director of the Texas Department of Public Safety with a tragic story of what happened on our streets and highways on Labor Day weekend, 1964. Thirty nine persons were killed and hundreds were injured, and in 9 out of 10 of these accidents, one or more drivers violated the law.
    The most common violation was a failure to yield the right of way, followed closely by violations where the driver exceeded his safe speed for existing conditions.
    Many accidents were caused by failure to stop or turn in time.
    Driving while intoxicated continues to take its toll of human life, but just as deadly is driving on the wrong side of the road.
    Labor Day 1965 can tell a different story from the one you've just seen. We estimate that 35 persons will die over the Labor Day weekend.
    But with your help in observing traffic laws, we hope to avoid this tragic loss. We are counting on you.