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Important Phone Numbers

AAA Emergency Road Service 214-528-7481

Dallas Area Rapid Transit 214-979-1111 
(This is the public transit authority for Dallas providing bus, light rail, Para transit, HOV lanes and van pool services for the area).

Dallas Tourist Information 214-571-1300

Dallas Police Department 214-670-3011

Emergency (Ambulance/Fire/Police) 911

Dallas Events Hotline 214-670-3011 (English/Spanish)

National Weather Service 214-787-1111

Road Travel Information for Texas 800-452-9292

Telephone Directory Assistance 1-411

Time/Temperature 214-844-4444

Sales Tax

Dallas City sales tax is 8.25%. This tax is added to most goods and services, including dining.

Speed Limit

Texas Driver’s speed limit is 60 MPH on rural interstates and 70 MPH on freeways, unless specified lower in special zones.

Safety Belts

Texas has a seat belt law which states that all front seat passengers must wear a safety belt or chance a $200 fine.


The custom of tipping is a common practice in Dallas: 15% to 20% for waiters; 10% to 15% for taxi drivers; $1 per bag for bellpersons. Occasionally gratuities are automatically added to restaurant checks, but not usually.

Dress for Dallas

Clothing styles in Dallas are as varied as any other major city in the world. Styles of dress ranging from comfortable and casual to elegant and stylish will be seen in all parts of the city. Air conditioning is a way of life during Texas summers, making all clothing comfortable indoors.

General Business Hours

Monday – Friday, 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Stores: Monday – Saturday, 10 a.m. – 9 p.m. and Sunday, 12 p.m. – 6 p.m.

The Art Institute of Dallas, a campus of South University

8080 Park Lane, Suite 100, Dallas, TX 75231-5993
1.214.692.8080 • 1.800.275.4243
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