Document Type

Capstone Project (Open Access)

Degree Name

Bachelor of Science (B.S.)


Health, Human Services and Public Policy


The prevalence of accidental injuries among pedestrians in Monterey County has reached alarming levels, highlighting an urgent need for intervention to mitigate this issue. The contributing factors leading to this issue are the lack of infrastructure, lack of pedestrian education and language barriers. This significantly enhances the likelihood of a pedestrian being exposed to injuries, human suffering, and death. The County of Monterey Public Health Department has been granted funds by the California Office of Traffic Safety in an effort to implement initiatives aimed at reducing pedestrian-related accidents, injuries, and fatalities in Greenfield California. This project focused on developing a pedestrian safety script tailored for the Triqui language, prevalent among the population of focus. This script was successfully incorporated as a voiceover for a video demonstrating effective measures to mitigate pedestrian injuries. A recommendation to the County of Monterey Public Health Department would be to broaden their outreach efforts by extending initiatives to diverse populations. This involves translating the pedestrian safety script into additional indigenous languages to ensure accessibility and inclusivity across communities.