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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 The Texas Traffic Safety Act of 1967 repealed the earlier act, and the council was abolished.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.


The following, adapted from the Chicago Manual of Style, 15th edition, is the preferred citation for this article.

"TEXAS TRAFFIC SAFETY COUNCIL," Handbook of Texas Online (, accessed November 29, 2015. Uploaded on June 15, 2010. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.