In preparation for the upcoming anniversary of Mexico’s Independence on September 16, the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) released a campaign on September 4 directed at Hispanic youth on the risks of drinking an driving.
With the awareness campaign “Drink. Drive. Go to Jail.,” the TxDOT is looking to lower the number of arrests of Hispanic drivers that consume alcohol during the independence celebrations of Latin American countries in September, reported EFE.
According to EFE, the TxDOT warns that there is a rise in the number of Latino youth between the ages of 18 and 34 representing almost half (48 percent) of all the driving accidents related to alcohol abuse in Hispanic populations.
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