The monthly traffic fatality report from the Traffic Research Unit at UNM has been released. Last month saw a relative uptick in the rate of overall deaths:
And while the record pace of those killed walking our roadways very slightly slowed, the first two cycling deaths of 2018 unfortunately took place last month:
One of those killed, of course, was an 11-year-old boy trying to cross Moon NE at Los Arboles. I don’t have the story regarding the other death, and appreciate any readers who can pass it along. I can pass along two images and a thought or two regarding the intersection of Moon NE at Los Arboles, however:
Overall, non-motorized roadway users continue to account for more than 25% of all traffic deaths in New Mexico, and the first few days of July have already seen more carnage. Slow down out there, everybody.