The widely noted reduction in driving due to the COVID crisis might have contributed to a slight drop in New Mexico traffic fatalities last month:
But the number of those killed trying to walk our roadways continues to climb:
38 deaths through April 2020 puts us on a pace for 114 pedestrian fatalities this year, a rate which, if continued, would statistically obliterate annual records going back to 1996.
We live in a time of multiple public health crises. Killed just trying to walk our roadways is definitely one of them, and one over which we have, or should have, far more control at present.