A BB post earlier this week mentioned that the October monthly roadway fatality information had not yet gone online from UNM’s Traffic Facility Unit.
After having the chance to contact TRU, that information has now been posted (yup, one email and voila!), and the data is remarkably gruesome concerning NM pedestrian deaths back in October:
Prior to last month, 2017 fatalities, both pedestrian and overall, were relatively slowing from last year’s marked spike in deaths. October, unfortunately, has us right back at 2016’s level of overall roadway carnage:
In fact, we’re likely to end up close to 2016’s 404 roadway deaths. Looking back at previously collected numbers taken from TRU annual reports, here’s how 2017 compares (with two months of data remaining) to recent years:
2017: 58 (through October)
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I’d actually blame the recession and fewer vehicle miles driven because of it, than any other factork, given that the tables don’t even try to separate out that distracted driving thing. I wonder if any numbers exist on causes of the crashes that cause fatalities.