CDOT Supports Hispanic Heritage Month Festivities with Impaired Driving Prevention Reminders

Each year, Americans observe National Hispanic Heritage Month from Sept. 15 to Oct. 15 by celebrating the histories, cultures and contributions of Americans whose ancestors came from Spain, México, the Caribbean, and Central and South America. Sept. 15 was chosen as the start for the celebration because it marks the anniversary of independence for five Latin American countries: Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, and Nicaragua. All declared independence in 1821. In addition, México, Chile, and Belize celebrate their independence on Sept.16, Sept. 18, and Sept. 21, respectively.

In observation of Hispanic Heritage Month, CDOT supported two prominent community festivals — Festival Centroamericano and Fiestas Patrias (Mexican Independence Day) — with strong responsible drinking reminders. Additionally, Univision partnered with CDOT to encourage listeners and viewers to share their plan for getting home safely from the festivities. A pair of tickets to the Marco Antonio Solis concert was awarded to the best example of having a plan in place to avoid driving impaired.

Antes de salir. Planea. Before You Go. Know.