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

Is Your Car Safe for Albuquerque Roads?

46,786—according to the New Mexico Department of Transportation’s 2018 Traffic Crash Annual Report, that’s the number of reported traffic crashes on New Mexico public roadways in 2018; averaging to about 128 crashes each day. Of those, 19,790 were injured and 392 were killed. Additionally, 19,641 of those crashes occured in Bernalillo County, one of the counties with one of the … Read More

BAC Breakdown & Its Effects on Driving

Anyone who gets behind the wheel should be prepared to drive safely, cautiously, and to the best of their ability, but unfortunately, this isn’t always the case—especially in New Mexico. The Land of Enchantment continuously ranks as one of the worst states for drunk driving deaths, with Safewise listing it as the fifth state with the most impaired driving deaths … Read More

Tech Features That Support Safe Driving

While car accidents differ in many aspects, two main factors remain the same; the driver and the vehicle.  Though it’s ultimately every driver’s responsibility to safely and competently operate a vehicle, driver assistance and safety features in newer vehicle models can help immensely.  As the National Highway Traffic and Safety Administration (NHTSA) reports, a vast majority of crashes are attributed … Read More

Tips for a Safer Summer Road Trip

Amidst the coronavirus pandemic, many vacationers are choosing to hit the highways this summer, opting for road trips as a safer, more socially distanced means of travel. While in some instances this may lessen the chances of contracting COVID-19, unfortunately, it may also increase the risk of being involved in a car accident.  Whether with another motor vehicle on an … Read More

Simple Tips for Safer, Smarter Driving

Everyone with a driver’s license has passed a driving test, and therefore, should be equipped to safely and responsibly operate a vehicle. Still, many car accidents in Albuquerque are caused by incidents that could have easily been avoided. So, whether you’re a new driver preparing to take on the road or an experienced driver who needs a quick review, here … Read More

Albuquerque’s Most Dangerous Intersections & How to Stay Safe

Intersections—where drivers, pedestrians, and cyclists meet, traveling in four different directions and all at different speeds. There are plenty of lights, signals, signs, arrows, lanes, and more to guide everyone in safely crossing, but still, intersections remain among the most dangerous places on our Albuquerque roadways and one of the most common areas for accidents and fatalities to occur. Data … Read More

Safely Celebrate 2020

The start of a new year is surely a reason to celebrate! However, it’s also a time when many choose to drink and drive. According to the U.S. Department of Transportation, over the past five years, an average of 300 people have died in drunk driving crashes the week leading up to New Year’s Eve. Before popping a few too … Read More