Sunday, October 20, 2019

Comentarios from Maria: Just One “Like” Could Take a Life

We’ve all seen it. Killing time at a stoplight, someone decides to check a work email. Driving home, they’re checking out photos from a BBQ last weekend. They’re texting a friend to let them know about plans for the evening. They’re tweeting about the upcoming election at a slow intersection. As our already fast-paced world […]

More Efforts to Be Made For Promoting Driving Safety

As the number of deaths and accidents while on the road seem to be increasing, there is more interest to address driving safety to families, with special focus toward Latinos. According to the National Safety Council, 25% of annual driving accidents are related to texting while driving and 333,000 injuries are related to texting while […]

Latinos More At Risk While On the Road

A study by researchers at the University of Michigan reveals that Latino infants and toddlers are 10 times less likely to wear seat belts in cars compared to those of white children. A separate study by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) in 2007 found that many black and Latinos have negative attitudes about […]

Comentarios from Maria: “Texting and Driving: More Lethal than Drinking and Driving”

Recently, I heard a tragic report of the death of a young U.S. Marine.  This young man had his whole life in front of him.  He left behind a large group of family and friends.  As a mother of two, these stories really get to me. But what really got me was that this young […]

Texting and Driving: It Can Wait / Textear Y Conducir: Puede Esperar

AT&T will launch a nationwide campaign on September 19, aimed primarily at teenagers. During the session of the Latino Youth Town Hall during the Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute conference, telephone company AT&T announced the launch of the campaign “Texting and Driving: It Can Wait” AT&T Assistant Vice President of External Affairs, and spokeswoman for the […]

Comentarios from Maria Cardona: “Hispanic Teens Admit to Risky Texting Behavior: Why Parents Must Worry”

As spring draws to a close, teens across the country are shopping for prom dresses, planning graduation parties, searching for summer jobs and looking forward to a few months of freedom. Unfortunately, another memorable season is fast approaching: dangerous driving season. According to AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety, the days between Memorial Day and Labor […]