Hispanic Impaired Driving Each year TxDOT sponsors a statewide campaign to raise awareness in the Hispanic community about the dangers of drinking and driving and to promote sober driver designation. Over 35 percent of the state's population is Hispanic.

Alcohol-related crashes are a serious problem in Texas. About one third of all the state's annual traffic-related fatalities are caused by drinking and driving. In 2014, young Hispanic males comprised 49 percent of all statewide male drivers, ages 17-34, involved in impaired driving crashes. These crashes led to 605 serious injuries and 275 deaths, leaving families facing a lifetime of loss.

TxDOT's public service announcements remind Hispanic Texans that drinking and driving is a serious offense:

  • If you are planning to drink alcohol with friends, designate a sober driver before going out. Do not wait until the end of the night to choose the “most sober” driver. A sober driver is someone who has had no alcohol to drink.
  • If you are impaired, do not drive. Call a taxi, use mass transit, call a sober friend or family member or stay put.
  • If you see someone about to get behind the wheel or on a motorcycle after they have been drinking, take their keys and find them a sober ride.

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