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What Is It?
The 300 Lives Initiative is a straightforward set of traffic safety
goals and efforts to prevent 300 crash deaths in New Mexico by 2005.
The goals are simply New Mexico's proportionate
contribution toward national traffic safety goals, set
collaboratively by national safety leaders including:
- The U.S. Department of Transportation,
- The Centers for Disease Control and
- Mothers Against Drunk Driving
- The National Safety Council
- The National Commission Against Drunk
- The National Association of Governors'
Highway Safety Representatives, and
- Many other organizations that are Partners
in Progress for U.S. traffic
What Will It Achieve?
The 300 Lives Initiative aims to save 300 lives between now and
2005 in New Mexico through reducing the number and severity of motor
The Initiative will promote New Mexico's use of
the best traffic safety measures in the world. By relying on
research to choose
measures that have proven their effectiveness, it will reduce
bottom-line deaths and injuries in crashes.
The 300 Lives Initiative will promote those
measures by encouraging state, community, and private sector leaders
to invest existing and new traffic safety resources toward focused
programs that will strong results.
What Will It
The 300 Lives Initiative will save 300 lives by straightforward,
- Stop serving liquor to those who
intoxicated Dramatically increased enforcement of New
Mexico's law against serving alcohol to persons who are already
intoxicated (estimated to save 58 lives by 2005)
- Increase safety belt use
Increase safety belt use gradually to 95 percent usage by 2005,
from 87 percent in 2000 (save 14 lives by 2005)
- Stronger DWI
Restore enforcement levels of DWI laws to former vigorous, highly
visible levels (save 112 lives)
- More traffic enforcement on rural highways
Dramatically increased enforcement of all traffic laws in rural
roads where most traffic fatalities occur, by adding 100 new State
Police officer positions for traffic enforcement by 2005
(save 43 lives)
- Promote the Highway
Department's Success The NM Highway
Department provides figures in
its current Highway Safety Performance Plan 2001-2005 that
indicate it believes its efforts will save 73 lives between now and
2005, compared to projections from population growth.
Victims Better Improve emergency medical
services for crash victims, improve information about
non-fatal injuries and disabilities from crashes, and respect
victims' needs and rights in courts and government.
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Produced by the DWI Resource
Center, April 13, 2001