Please join the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) in spreading the word about the dangers of drinking and driving.
On this page, you can access numerous materials – print, electronic and web-based – that you can distribute throughout your community, free of charge.
Please note: All of these materials are in Spanish.
Impaired driving is an issue that hits the Hispanic community especially hard.
Here are a few startling facts:
- Last year, there were more than 27,000 crashes related to alcohol in Texas and 867 of them were fatal.
- In 2009, 10,607 Latino drivers involved in crashes were under the influence of alcohol and 191 of them died.
- The 191 Latino DWI drivers who died in an alcohol-related crash represent 31% of all of the DWI driver fatalities.
TxDOT is continuing its statewide campaign to raise awareness of the consequences of drinking and driving in the Hispanic community, and to promote planning ahead by lining up a sober driver.
These public service announcements for television, radio and newspaper, online ads and banners, posters and information cards remind Spanish-speaking Texans that if you drink and drive, you will go to jail. The messages are:
- If you are planning to drink alcohol with friends, designate a sober driver before going out – don’t wait until the end of the night to choose the “most sober” driver. A sober driver is someone who has had ZERO alcohol.
- If you are impaired, do not drive.
- Call a taxi, use mass transit, call a sober friend or family member, or stay put.
- Take advantage of your community’s safe ride home.
- If you see someone who is about to get behind the wheel or on a motorcycle after they’ve been drinking, take their keys, and find them a sober ride.
For more information or printed materials, contact email@example.com