Tuesday, November 12, 2019

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 […]

Guest Blogger: Jody Brannon “Striking Percentage Ages 6 or Older Identify as Latino”

The desire to connect with America’s growing Hispanic and Latino audiences has marketing firms parsing data, looking to help clients make sense of shifting demographics.  With the growth in immigration and U.S.-born Hispanics and their families, the marketing firm Experian has produced an analysis concluding that 16 percent of people in the U.S. ages 6 or older […]

Latino Teen Drivers Affected Most by Texting and Driving

October 14th to October 20th has been designated as the 6th annual National Teen Driver Awareness Week by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, and Latino teens continue to lead as the group most affected by the biggest threat for teen drivers: texting and driving. This year, the biggest threat for teen drivers has switched […]

‘No Texting While Driving’ Campaign Says No Text is Worth Dying For

Last week AT&T officially launched its latest campaign alerting drivers to the dangers of texting while driving, while urging Americans to pledge to never text and drive. The “It Can Wait” campaign is focused on educating individuals, with special focus on teens, following survey results that show drivers are 23 times more likely to be […]

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 […]

Hispanic Dropout Rate reaches 28 Percent

The National Council of La Raza recently released a study that indicated a Hispanic dropout rate of 28 percent. The report also included strategy recommendations to improve the opportunities of young Latinos and the social barriers they face as they enter the job market. According to the study, only “58% of Latinos complete high school […]