NM Highway Safety & Performance Plan 2000-2005   Page 23

Goals

Performance Goals

Reduce New Mexico’s traffic fatality rate from 24.4 per 100,000 population in 1998 to 23 in 1999; 22 in 2000; and 20 in 2005. 

Reduce New Mexico’s fatal traffic crash rate from 1.56 per 100 million vehicle miles traveled in 1998 to 1.50 in 1999; 1.35 in 2000; and 1.25 in 2005.

Speed

Achieve 85 percent compliance with the 75 mile per hour posted speed limit on the rural interstates/highways.

Impaired Driving

  1. Reduce alcohol-involved traffic fatalities from 44 percent of total traffic fatalities in 1998 to 43 percent in 1999; 42 percent in 2000; and 40 percent in 2005. 
  2. Reduce alcohol-involved fatal crashes from 44 percent of fatal crashes in 1998 to 43 percent in 1999; 42 percent in 2000; and 40 percent in 2005. 
  3. Reduce alcohol-involved crash deaths among young adults (20-24) from 63 percent of young adult crash deaths in 1998 to 60 percent in 2000; 58 percent in 2001; and 55 percent in 2005. 
  4. Reduce alcohol-involved crash deaths among adolescents (15-19) from 44 percent of adolescent crash deaths in 1998 to 42 percent in 2000; 40 percent in 2001; and 38 percent in 2005.

Occupant Protection

  1. Increase front seat occupant seatbelt use rate from 83 percent in 1998 to 86 percent in 1999; 90 percent in 2000; and 92 percent in 2005. 
  2. Increase the use of occupant restraints by children under age 12 from 81 percent in 1998 to 82 percent in 1999; 84 percent in 2000; and 85 percent in 2005. 
  3. Increase the use of occupant restraints by children under ages Infant-4 from 81 percent in 1998 to 82 percent in 1999; 84 percent in 2000; and 85 percent in 2005. 
  4. Increase the use of occupant restraints by children ages 5-10 from 81 percent in 1998 to 82 percent in 1999; to 84 percent in 2000; and 85 percent in 2005. 
  5. Increase the use of occupant restraints by children ages 11-17 from 76 percent in 1998 to 77 percent in 1999; to 78 percent in 2000; and 85 percent in 2005.

Pedestrian Safety

Reduce the pedestrian fatality rate from 3.3 per 100,000 population in 1998 to 3.0 in 1999; 2.5 in 2000; and 2.0 in 2005.

 

Source:  New Mexico Highway Safety and Performance Plan 2000-2005, page 23 verbatim.  Produced by the Traffic Safety Bureau, NM State Highway and Transportation Department.