The Salt Lake Tribune reports that Latinos are dying of automobile related accidents at a ratio of 14.6 per 100,000 compared to 12.8 per 100,000 of non-latinos. While this is not significantly higher the Utah County department of health is trying to do something about it. Utah County department of health is sponsoring a video competition aimed at keeping Latino teens from drinking and driving.
Carrie Bennett, the department’s injury prevention coordinator, said “the program’s goal is to produce safety messages for a fast-growing ethnic group and take advantage of such social media as Facebook, MySpace and YouTube.” Because teens of all ethnic groups are so technologically savvy, the best way to reach them is through technology. “What we want to do is make culturally-relevant highway safety videos,” says Bennett. (Read More)
We here at the Midvalley Chiropractic Clinic are excited that so many people are working to decrease the number of accident related injuries and deaths. If you or a loved one has been involved in this kind of an accident, you know how devastating it can be. We are dedicated to traffic and wellness education and prevention to keep Utah’s roads safe. For more information on how to keep yourself healthy or what to do after a car accident contact us today. It’s your life… live it in health!