"Driving in Texas" Texas Warnings Or Dangers Tip by DueSer

Texas Warnings and Dangers: 39 reviews and 32 photos

  Texas Has a Whole Lot of Nothin'
by DueSer
 
 

If you're driving through or around Texas, please be sure to have with you at all times: a fully-charged cell phone, water, spare tire, a map, and, preferrably, a companion.

Texas is HUGE. It's hard to believe just how large it is until you actually are in the middle of it, lost, and no one else is around. It can be scary. The interstates and larger highways are usually pretty safe and have terrific rest stops (see my transportation tip) but on the smaller roads you can drive for hours without ever seeing another human being. Seriously. In certain parts of the state, towns are few and very far between and if you get stuck out there without vital necessities you can quickly get into very serious trouble.

Texas can get unbearably hot. It can also rain harder than you thought possible (the loudest noise that has ever rattled my head? Thunder in Texas.) The fangs of a snake can flatten your tire and they do so love to sun themselves in the middle of the road. So when driving in Texas remember four words, "Be careful out there."

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  • Updated Jan 28, 2009
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