Rules of the Road: Riding a Bicycle

Just like motorists, cyclists are responsible for following New Mexico’s traffic regulations when riding on the roads. While Albuquerque boasts more than 400 miles of bicycle paths and trails, you may still find yourself taking to the roads every now and then to reach your destination. Therefore, it’s important to know the rules of the road while out on your … Read More

Road Risks on Motorcycle Trips

For many people, riding a motorcycle is more than just a hobby, it’s a passion. It provides a sense of freedom and is a great way to unwind and have fun. But it’s also risky. According to a report by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, motorcycle riders suffer more fatal crashes than those in motor vehicles. To help you … Read More

Road Trip Safety on Interstates

Driving on interstate highways can be an overwhelming experience, especially for new drivers. Between multiple lanes of cars traveling at high speeds and the pressure of finding the right exit, it’s important to pay attention and reduce distractions.  To ensure your safety, we break down the 5 road trip safety rules you should adhere to: Use Bluetooth Devices Ideally, drivers … Read More

The Basis of Car Accidents: Negligence

Car accidents are a common occurrence on our roads, causing injuries and claiming lives— when determining who is legally responsible for a crash, one question is asked: did the accused party act negligently, or did they act with reasonable care? Negligence in car accidents refers to careless conduct by drivers that result in physical or emotional harm to other motorists … Read More

Tips for a Safe Summer Road Trip

How Do You Have a Safe Summer Road Trip? Summer is the perfect time to get away from it all. The road trip is a classic vacation option that everyone can plan and enjoy. However, being on the road means risking car accidents due to drunk or distracted driving. While you can’t control the actions of drivers around you, you … Read More

 Sharing the Road with Cyclists

Spring in New Mexico means warm sun and a slight breeze, encouraging bicyclists to take advantage of the great weather and enjoy a ride. Many popular streets, such as Tramway, begin to accumulate cyclists, as they enjoy the ideal weather and take up their hobby for spring. However, this also means that drivers need to be extremely aware of their … Read More

Motorcycle Safety Tips & Facts

Motorcycles are a great way to enjoy the beautiful landscape of New Mexico while traveling, but they can also be a hazard as they are smaller and less visible to other drivers on the road. This puts many motorcyclists in a vulnerable position compared to other drivers. This shouldn’t, however, deter you from enjoying your motorcycle, but it is important … Read More

Dangers of Drunk Driving: Farmington, Las Cruces, and Santa Fe

According to the New Mexico Department of Transportation, in 2019 alone, New Mexico had 2,237 alcohol-related accidents in the state, resulting in 175 fatal crashes, and 984 crashes involving injuries. New Mexico as a whole has a high count of alcohol related crashes, and excluding Albuquerque—Santa Fe, Las Cruces, and Farmington are the next cities with the highest count of … Read More

Defined: Distracted Driving

Hands on the wheel Eyes on the road Focus on driving  These are some of the most basic driving rules. However, you may be surprised to know that many drivers don’t always practice them.  Failing to practice any one of these three rules means you are driving distracted, which is defined by the CDC as “…driving while doing another activity … Read More

Driving 101: Back to the Basics

Before getting their driver’s license, every New Mexico driver must prove that they know the rules of the road and are able to properly and safely operate a vehicle. However, after some time, driving can become second nature, and  many fail to adhere to even the most basic rules.  This type of mentality can be dangerous, prompting error and a … Read More