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

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