CDOT Partners with Centro San Juan Diego


Bringing Traffic Safety Knowledge to the Hispanic Community

Traffic crashes are a major safety problem in Colorado. In 2018, 628 traffic-related fatalities were reported, meaning roughly 12 people per week died on our state’s roads.

On April 30, CDOT partnered with the Denver-based community organization Centro San Juan Diego to host a town hall event featuring Cpl. Ivan Alvarado of the Colorado State Patrol to bring up-to-date traffic safety information to Spanish-speaking residents in the Denver metro area.

Cpl. Alvarado addressed a variety of important topics, including:

  • Impaired driving;
  • Seatbelt and child passenger safety seat use;
  • Distracted driving;
  • Winter driving;
  • Speeding; and
  • Pedestrian and bicycle safety.

In addition, popular local radio host and news anchor Yesha Quezada from KBNO was on hand to live-stream Cpl. Alvarado’s traffic safety tips to station listeners.

Click here to see the town hall highlights:

Please contact Sam Cole [email protected] 303-757-9484 if you are interested in hosting a traffic safety town hall meeting (in Spanish).