28% of Traffic Fatalities Have Involved Alcohol in 2020
Statewide (December 17, 2020) – Fatal New Mexico car accidents caused by alcohol consumption have declined this year, hovering at 28% of all deadly traffic accidents in 2020 as of November.
In comparison, roughly 40% of fatal accidents in 2019 were alcohol-involved, in addition to 38% of deadly accidents in 2018. So far this year, 95 people have died in drunk driving accidents in New Mexico. 247 have died in traffic accidents unrelated to alcohol intoxication.
Although overall deadly DUI accidents have decreased in 2020, impaired driving remains a significant problem on Albuquerque roads. Check out these tips for preventing drunk driving from Lerner and Rowe Injury Attorneys. Source: UNM