What’s a “Leading Pedestrian Interval”?

As part of the generally low-cost safety improvements announced yesterday by Mayor Keller at/near school crossings, perhaps the best and least expensive will be initiating “Leading Pedestrian Interval” signal timing at many such crossings. What’s that? Or if you’re an English teacher: What are those? As explained in this spiffy explanation from the National Association… Read More What’s a “Leading Pedestrian Interval”?

2021 NM Legislature Does Nothing to Address Traffic Violence

The Democratically-controlled 2021 New Mexico Legislature considered and passed legislation on a wide swath of issues reflecting concern for many underserved groups in our state and society. The long list of initiatives either already signed or currently on the Governor’s desk includes measures to: Repeal the unconstitutional state outlawing of abortions; Extend civil rights of… Read More 2021 NM Legislature Does Nothing to Address Traffic Violence

Blaming Victim Gets Royal Defense Attorney Treatment at Trial of Airman Calvin Cooper

I have been following the trial of U.S.A.F. Airman Calvin Cooper, charged with reckless driving, involuntary manslaughter and negligent homicide in the killing of Angelica Baca while she waited in the median to continue crossing Louisiana Blvd. in March 2019. I first came across the case as part of a crash report/investigation search of ABQ… Read More Blaming Victim Gets Royal Defense Attorney Treatment at Trial of Airman Calvin Cooper