This article is about the slogan used by the Texas Department of Transportation. For the 2015 film that used the slogan as a working title, see Hot Pursuit (2015 film).
Sign used on Texas highways.
Don’t Mess with Texas is a slogan for a campaign aimed at reducing littering on Texas roadways by the Texas Department of Transportation. The phrase “Don’t Mess with Texas” is prominently shown on road signs on major highways, television, radio and in print advertisements. The campaign is credited with reducing litter on Texas highways roughly 72% between 1987 and 1990. The campaign’s target market was 18- to 35-year-old males, which was statistically shown to be the most likely to litter. While the slogan was not originally intended to b… Continue Reading (6 minute read)