Impaired Driving Series Receives Emmy

Traffic Safety Pulse August 2018In May 2017, Denver-based Spanish language station KDEN-Telemundo, in partnership with CDOT, ran a four-part series titled, “Vidas Truncadas: Lives Turned Upside Down.” This series, leading up to Cinco de Mayo, featured thought-provoking stories detailing the impact of impaired driving decisions on a victim, an incarcerated repeat offender, and interviews with law enforcement and attorneys. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), over a five-year period, 270 people nationwide have died as a result of driver impairment over the Cinco de Mayo holiday.

On July 14, 2018, Telemundo was awarded a 2018 Heartland Regional Emmy Award for this special series as part of the political/government category. To view the series (in Spanish), click here

Congratulations to Victor Rodriguez Tafoya, executive producer, and the team at KDEN for their efforts to bring attention to the impacts of impaired driving and for saving lives.