Oncoming Drivers Could be Throwing Rocks on I-35
Austin Police Department has set plans to meet with the Texas Department of Transportation next week as a result of rock-throwing incidents down Interstate 35.
While rocks thrown by people probably won't harm you inside of your car, it's a very different story when they are thrown from a car flying down the highway towards oncoming traffic.There have been more than 50 reported incidents over the last 1 1/2 years, but the police haven't been able to identify any suspects.
One possible option that the APD and TxDOT will discuss is installing a netting or barrier between oncoming traffic. However, the highway stretches from the border all the way north. For now, Assistant Police Chief Chris McIlvain recommends driving in the right lanes in order to decrease the threat from oncoming traffic. It's also critical that if your vehicle is hit or if you see someone throwing rocks, to immediately stop and dial 911.