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Texas Department of Public Safety - Christmas 1962 Holiday Safety Reminder - Northwest Region
Gordon Wilkison
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    Major Hutchinson
    "Here is a very familiar scene."
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    Hello fellow Texans, I'm Major Hutchinson, Commander of the Northwest Region of the Texas Department of Public Safety.
    Past experience indicates that about a hundred and eighty violent death reports will be sent over our teletype network during the Christmas New Year holiday.
    These reports will involve 92 traffic fatalities.
    Here is a very familiar scene.  This family is overjoyed with the prospect of visiting relatives and friends over the holidays.
    Like many other trips, this one will end in tragedy.
    Law violations cause most fatal crashes.
    Keep this in mind over the holidays.
    Don't let the names of your loved ones show up on our teletype network.