Posted on March 16, 2010 8:07 AM
Spanish language pedestrian and bicycle materials available from NHTSA
Recent Hispanic immigrants to the United States often rely on bicycling and walking as their primary means of transportation. However, recent immigrants are sometimes not familiar with U.S. traffic signs, signals and practices. Language barriers may also affect their ability to understand how to safely travel. For these and other reasons, recent Hispanic immigrants are at a higher risk of being involved in pedestrian and/or bicycle crashes.
In an effort to reduce pedestrian and bicyclist fatalities involving newly-arrived Hispanic immigrants, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) publishes traffic safety materials in Spanish, which can be downloaded by visiting www.nhtsa.gov/links/ped_bike_sp.html.