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Material para Hispanico Peaton y Bicyclists


FHWA – Safety IDIQ – Task 30 – Hispanic Pedestrian/Bicyclist Project 12/07/05

Radio PSA (B):Mothers: Walking Past

Two Mexican-American women, walking. Traffic noise in background.
M = young mother, recent immigrant; A = older mother, has lived in U.S. for a while

M: No puedo creer el precio de los aguacates…y mira el tráfico, va tan rápido.
M: I can’t believe the price of avocados…and the traffic, it moves so fast!

A. Ya te acostumbrarás.
A: You’ll get used to it. [sound of cars almost crashing]

M: ¿Pero viste eso?!
M: Did you see that?!

A: Sí…a eso jamás me podré acostumbrar.
A: Yes…That’s something I’ll never get used to.

M: ¿Al tráfico?
M The traffic?

A: Al tráfico en ésta esquina.
A: The traffic at this corner.

M: ¿Qué te pasa?
M: Is there something wrong?

A: Hace menos de un año mi hijo murió aquí exactamente.
A: Less than a year ago my son died here.

M: Lo siento.
M: I’m sorry.

A: Le atropelló un coche. En un segundo, mi vida cambió completamente.
A: Hit by a car. In one second, my life changed completely.

M: ¿Era tu único hijo?
M: Was he your only son?

A: El mayor. Su esposa tenía ocho meses de embarazada. No usó el cruce de peatones, dicen que no se fijó en la luz del semáforo.
A: No, he was the oldest. His wife was eight months pregnant. He didn’t use the crosswalk. They say he didn’t pay attention to the red light.

M: Ay, Ana…
M: Oh, Ana . . .

A: Seguramente creyó que el conductor pararía. No se puede pensar así aquí. Tienes que mirar siempre a los dos lados antes de cruzar…antes de que…de que sea demasiado tarde.
A: He probably thought that the driver would stop. You cannot think like that here. You must always look both ways both ways before crossing…before it’s too late.

Voice-over: Cada siete minutos, un peatón muere o es herido en los Estados Unidos. Demasiados latinos se cuentan entre ellos. Mire ambos lados antes de cruzar y respete las senales de trafico. Comparte esto a tus seres queridos.
Voice-over: Every seven minutes, a pedestrian is killed or injured in the United States. Too many Latinos are among them. Look both ways before you cross the street and respect the traffic lights. Teach this to those you love.


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