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Deaths everyday on Texas roadways for more than 13 years

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Amarillo, TX - As many people ring in the new year, the chances of fatal accidents will increase.

It has been more than 13 years since Texas has gone without a fatal accident on it's roadways. And with many people ringing in the new year Tuesday night, authorities say that's not expected to change for 2014.

The last time there was a day without a traffic death in Texas was November 7th, 2000. This is believed to be the longest streak in the history of the state with records dating as far back as 1940.

Authorities statewide are urging those celebrating tonight to think twice about drinking and driving.

Also while out on the roads, watch out for other drivers who may be under the influence.