Traffic Safety Among Latino Populations in California: Current Status and Policy Recommendations

This report summarizes the information gained from two community forums held in spring 2004 in the small agricultural Latino community of Huron, in Fresno County, California, and in urban East Los Angeles. The report presents the concerns of the communities regarding perceived traffic risks in the following areas: alcohol and traffic safety; seat belt use; child passenger safety; pedestrian injury; licensing; and, agricultural communities. It provides an analysis of trends in injury and demographic data, and reviews best practices for increasing safety and preventing injury in Latino populations. The report highlights pressing traffic safety needs and presents recommendations for adopting approaches focusing on: education and outreach; enforcement; transportation engineering and planning; policy; and, community organization.

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    University of California, Berkeley

    Traffic Safety Center, 2614 Dwight Way
    Berkeley, CA  United States  94720-7374

    University of Southern California, Los Angeles

    School of Policy, Planning and Development
    Los Angeles, CA  United States  90089-0626
  • Authors:
    • Cooper, Jill F
    • Wilder, Tammy R
    • Lankina, Elena
    • Geyer, Judy A
    • Ragland, David R
    • Macias, Elsa E
    • Wainer, Andrew
  • Publication Date: 2005-3


  • English

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  • Accession Number: 01055856
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: UC Berkeley Transportation Library
  • Report/Paper Numbers: UCB-TSC-RR-2005-22
  • Created Date: Aug 2 2007 5:49PM