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Madrina-Padrino Traffic Safety Project

The Madrina Padrino (MP) project began as a NHTSA-funded pilot project to the Hispanic American Police Command Officers Association with sites in San Antonio, Texas; Tuscon, Arizona; and Los Angeles, California.

MP builds upon the cultural tradition among Hispanics of seeking advice and guidance from godmothers (madrinas) and godfathers (padrinos). The project enlists community-based organizations (CBOs) to serve as madrinas and padrinos, or trusted friends who pledge to ensure the community's safety and well-being and to counsel, advocate for, and strengthen families in pursuit of improved community traffic safety.

Through this project, the CBOs provide culturally appropriate traffic safety education to the parents they serve.

Through funding provided by the Texas Department of Transportation, the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio Department of Surgery is partnering with community-based organizations in San Antonio, Laredo, El Paso, and McAllen, to implement and expand the Madrina-Padrino Traffic Safety Project.

Participating organizations:

With participation from these community-based organizations, UTHSCSA coordinates regular, bilingual parent training sessions, and manages the bilingual public education and information campaign for the project.

Madrina-Padrino Photo


Madrina-Padrino presentations:

(These are PowerPoint presentations.)


Madrina-Padrino Traffic Safety Brochure:

Download in English | Download in Spanish

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