TEXAS TRAFFIC SAFETY COUNCIL
TEXAS TRAFFIC SAFETY COUNCIL. The Texas Traffic Safety Council, established by the Texas Traffic Safety Act in 1957, was composed of an executive committee, including the governor, the director of the Texas Department of Public Safety, the state highway engineer, the commissioner of education, the director of the State Department of Public Welfareqv, and one citizen member. The governor could appoint other members. The functions of the council were to plan a cooperative program of traffic safety among several state agencies and to conduct research in the field of traffic safety. The council encouraged enforcement of traffic laws, recommended traffic legislation and improvements in traffic engineering, and promoted public education programs on driver safety. The Texas Traffic Safety Act of 1967 repealed the earlier act, and the council was abolished. Over a period of time the group's functions were carried out by various other state agencies.
Image Use Disclaimer
All copyrighted materials included within the Handbook of Texas Online are in accordance with Title 17 U.S.C. Section 107 related to Copyright and “Fair Use” for Non-Profit educational institutions, which permits the Texas State Historical Association (TSHA), to utilize copyrighted materials to further scholarship, education, and inform the public. The TSHA makes every effort to conform to the principles of fair use and to comply with copyright law.
For more information go to: http://www.law.cornell.edu/uscode/17/107.shtml
If you wish to use copyrighted material from this site for purposes of your own that go beyond fair use, you must obtain permission from the copyright owner.
The following, adapted from the Chicago Manual of Style, 15th edition, is the preferred citation for this article.Handbook of Texas Online, "Texas Traffic Safety Council," accessed September 30, 2016, http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/met08.
Uploaded on June 15, 2010. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.