DISTRACTED DRIVING + WALKING AMONG HISPANIC YOUTH
The following pilot sites have been selected to participate in this project and are actively working in their communities to address the target topic and population.
Hollywood Hills SADD
Livingston Parish English Language Learners Program
Eleanor Roosevelt High School SADD
Grayson High School SADD
Tangipahoa Parish Young Hispanic Leaders
The Distracted Driving/Walking Among Hispanic Youth Project is an initiative uniquely tailored to address the specific challenges Hispanic communities face. Recognizing that cultural factors can significantly shape behavior, this project aims to develop culturally sensitive countermeasures.
By actively involving Hispanic youth, the project aspires to create strategies that resonate with their values and experiences, promoting a deeper understanding of the dangers of distracted driving and walking within this community.
The collaborative efforts of SADD and the Hispanic youth community will result in a comprehensive approach that not only raises awareness but also provides practical solutions that are culturally relevant. Success in this endeavor has the potential to serve as a model for other states and communities with Hispanic populations, demonstrating the positive impact of a community-focused approach to mitigating distracted driving and walking risks among Hispanic youth. This initiative is funded by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, highlighting the agency's commitment to enhancing the safety of Hispanic communities on the road.
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