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Why distracted driving accidents have reached an all-time high

Distracted driving that can be blamed on our use of those mini computers we call cellphones has become a major cause of car crashes during the past decade. And, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), this type of distracted driving has resulted in the highest percentage increase in fatal car crashes in more than 50 years.

Santa Fe couple struck, injured by distracted driver

A Santa Fe woman and her husband were seriously injured when they were struck by a motorist on June 30, 2017. The couple is believed to have been crossing the street while walking within the crosswalk at the intersection of Griffin Street and Paseo de Peralta when the car collided with them.

Suspected drunk Los Lunas man strikes, injures Belen woman

Officers with the Belen Police Department arrested a 61-year-old Los Lunas man on suspicion of driving under the influence (DUI) on Tuesday, June 29, 2017. They arrested the man after responding to a car crash in which he slammed into the rear of a 54-year-old Hub City woman's Ford Taurus earlier in the afternoon.

2 motorcyclists die after crash with U-turning car

Two unidentified motorcyclists lost their lives on Thursday, June 8, 2017, after they were struck by a car while jointly riding their motorbike. The fatal accident occurred along in southwest Albuquerque near the intersection of 98th Street and San Ygnacio.

New Mexico's fatal car crashes: Are the rates getting any better?

Each year around June, New Mexico Department of Transportation (NMDOT) releases traffic statistics for the previous year. Officials, in turn, use the new numbers to help them better determine where they could stand to still make some improvements. If we compare 2016 to the statistics from the two prior years, then it appears that very little progress is being made when it comes to fatal car crash numbers.

Peralta grandfather loses life after being struck by police car

A long-time veteran of the Los Lunas Police Department struck and killed a 69-year-old man the afternoon of Wednesday, May 17, 2017. The School Resource officer had been dispatched to Valencia Elementary School that a day after it had been reported that shots had been fired there. The decedent was returning from picking up his three grandchildren, two 6-year-old boys and a 17-year-old girl, at the time.

Los Lunas' DWI program attempts to reduce DWI-related fatalities

When it comes to reducing the rates of fatal car accidents caused by drunk drivers, many grassroots organizations advocate for increased educational efforts and stiff penalties for those found to be driving drunk. It's believed that, in working to educate citizens about the dangers of driving drunk, including the risk of causing bodily harm to both themselves and others, that it can shape their choices and reduce unnecessary deaths.

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