New Mexico has taken legislative action in recent years to prohibit cellphone-related driving distractions. Since cellphones have becomes so prevalent, there has been a corresponding spike in accidents from distracted driving. It is now illegal to hold your cellphone while driving—regardless of whether you’re calling, texting or reading.
You were on your way to pick up your kids after school and slowed down when you reached the school zone. Unfortunately, the distracted driver behind you wasn’t paying attention and rear-ended you.
Your teenager just got their driver’s license over the summer. Now they’re looking forward to foregoing the school bus and driving themselves to school instead.
Getting into a motor vehicle collision at high speeds can be devastating for any anyone. But for a motorcycle rider, the resulting injuries can be far more severe than for the driver of a heavy vehicle. Injuries resulting in amputation are especially common for motorcycle riders.
We all do it. You may be having coffee with a friend, watching a movie or finishing up a last-minute report for your boss. Suddenly, your phone emits that enticing sound—alerting you to an incoming text, email or social media notification. Without thinking, you instinctively reach for your phone to see what’s new.
Distracted driving has become a growing problem in recent years. It used to be that your carry-out coffee and your kids in the back seat were the only things taking your attention away the road. Nowadays, however, our phones provide the constant temptation of unlimited connectivity. Texting while driving, in particular, has led to a surge in traffic accidents—and deaths.
Going through a car accident can be traumatizing. Your life flashes before your eyes, and your world is turned upside-down. Suddenly, you find yourself in a hospital bed, trying to make sense of what happened—and what it means for your future.
Drivers who speed create serious hazards out on the roads. Speeding vehicles can pose a particularly big danger to individuals who are out walking or biking. Speeding could increase the risk of especially harmful car vs. bike/pedestrian accidents occurring. So, one would hope Albuquerque drivers would be very mindful of their speed when pedestrians and bicyclists are around.
When you have a child, it changes your outlook on the world. You may be filled with increased love and compassion. Your priorities in life may change dramatically. And—if you’re like most parents—you probably start to realize that everything around you now poses a safety hazard.
Being involved in a car crash can disrupt every aspect of your life. One minute you’re driving to the grocery store. The next you’re laid up in bed, unable to work or care for your family. The recovery from such an incident can be physically and emotionally draining.