Senator Lucio's Letterhead

STATEMENT BY SEN. EDDIE LUCIO, JR.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Monday, December 12, 2005
CONTACT: Doris Sanchez , Press Secretary
Phone: (512) 463-0127

"Slow Down and Live" Campaign Press Conference

Who: State Senator Eddie Lucio, Jr.
What: Campaign to encourage motorists to drive slower
Where: Sauza' Restaurant, Harlingen, Texas; One block north on Ed Carey Drive off Expressway 77/83
When: Friday, December 16, 2005 at 11 a.m.

AUSTIN, TX-- Sen. Eddie Lucio, Jr. will unveil his "Slow Down and Live" Campaign to encourage motorists to drive slower in an effort to reduce accidents caused by speeding, especially during the holidays when streets and highways are more congested with travelers and shoppers.

"Although speeding is a problem at all times, during the holidays we have shoppers who become impatient with higher volumes of traffic and they tend to rush," said Sen. Lucio. "At this time of year we have a lot of people traveling, and we want them to reach their loves ones. Reducing speed plays a huge role in helping us get to our destinations safely."

At the press conference, Sen. Lucio will be joined by several law enforcement officials representing the Texas Department of Public Safety, local sheriffs, police chiefs and other officials who serve the five-county area comprising his Senatorial District (27). The counties are Cameron, Hidalgo, Kenedy, Kleberg and Willacy.

Sen. Lucio will provide media packets with more information and will be handing out bumper stickers intended to remind motorists to slow down!

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