2022 is coming to an end and there are certainly many people who want to go out and celebrate in the Rio Grande Valley. For this reason, we have given ourselves the task of compiling the various activities available.
Where: Farr (Downtown Park)
Hour: 7:30 pm to 12 pm
Admission is free and they will have music
South Padre Island
Where: on the bay
Hour: 9 o’clock
From: fireworks show
Here are some tips for staying safe during the holiday season, issued by the Texas Department of Safety:
Don’t drive after drinking alcohol.
If you are going to drink alcohol, have an alternate plan.
-Stop or slow down for Police, Fire, EMS, Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) vehicles, and tow trucks stopped on the side of the road with their hazard lights on.
Show the same courtesy to other drivers stopped on the side of the road.
Everyone in a vehicle must wear a seat belt: it is the law.
– Reduce speed, especially in bad weather, heavy traffic, unfamiliar areas or areas under construction.
Eliminate distractions while driving, including the use of mobile devices. Texas law prohibits the use of a portable wireless device to read, write, or send electronic messages unless the vehicle is stopped.
-If you’re using a navigation device or app, have a passenger drive it so you can keep your eyes on the road.
– Have the Texas Roadside Assistance number saved in your phone. DIAL 1-800-525-5555 FOR ANY ASSISTANCE.
(This number can also be found on the back of a Texas driver’s license.)
Drive defensively, as holiday travel can present additional challenges.
-Don’t drive tired – allow enough time to reach your destination.
Use the left lane only for overtaking on multi-lane roads.
(Not only are you polite and avoid obstructing traffic, Texas law requires slow traffic to keep to the right and use the left lane only for passing (when posted).
– Don’t pass in front of big trucks and try not to brake hard in front of them, they can’t move smoothly like passenger cars and vans.
-If you are involved in an accident without injury and you can move your vehicle, clear the travel lane to minimize the impact on traffic.
(Leaving vehicles in traffic lanes leads to traffic congestion and people involved are at greater risk damage or be the victim of a secondary accident. On some highways, it is against the law if you do not move your vehicle when it is safe to do so.)
-Check your vehicle to make sure it is in good condition and always make sure your cargo is securely secured.
Report road hazards or anything suspicious to the nearest security forces.
-Keep an eye on the weather and road conditions wherever you’re traveling. To know the status of roads and closures.