Texas Department of Transportation

Q: What do I do if I am in an accident or my vehicle breaks down on a Texas roadway?

A: Get to a safe place and call 9-1-1. Call insurance companies or loved ones only after you have reached safety and called emergency responders at 9-1-1.

Q: Should I use social media if I encounter congestion or in the event of an emergency?

A: No. Never text while driving. Many local communities have laws against using handheld devices while driving, and it is always unsafe. Get to a safe place to park and call 9-1-1 if there is an emergency.

Q: How can I contact TxDOT?

A: Visit the Contact Us page on TxDOT.gov.

Q: Where can I find information about current road closures and construction projects that will affect my commute?

A: TxDOT’s Office of Public Involvement maintains a page of links about current and upcoming projects. You can also visit TxDOT’s Project Tracker, which is an interactive map showing all current and upcoming projects. For current road conditions, closures, traffic cameras and other travel information please visit DriveTexas.

Q: What are Texas’s top 100 congested roadways?

A: TxDOT maintains an up-to-date list of our most congested roadways here on TxDOT.gov.

Q: Where can I find information about public transportation in my area?

A: TxDOT’s Public Transportation Finder has links to public transit systems by county.

Q: How can I walk or bicycle safely to work?

A: Bicyclists have the same rights and responsibilities as drivers. As a bicyclist, you should obey all traffic laws, including the following:

  • Stop at red lights and stop signs.
  • Pay attention to lane markers.
  • Ride near the curb, traveling in the same direction as traffic.
  • Use a light on the front and a red reflector or red light on the back of your bike while riding at night.
  • Remember to use proper signals when you want to stop or turn. For a left turn, stretch your left arm to the left; for a right turn, stretch your right arm to the right. For a stop, hold your left arm downward.

If you are walking:

  • Always cross at intersections. Look left, then right, then left again before proceeding.
  • Look for traffic when stepping off a bus or from behind parked cars.
  • As a passenger, get in or out of a car on the curb side of the street.
  • Make eye contact with drivers before you cross the street.

TxDOT maintains Bicycle Safety and Pedestrian Safety pages with more information.