NM Highway Safety & Performance Plan 2001-2005   Page 26

Goals

Performance Goals

Reduce New Mexico’s traffic fatality rate from 26.6 per 100,000 population in 1999 to 24.4 in 2001 and 22 in 2005.

Reduce New Mexico’s fatal traffic crash rate from 1.61 per 100 million vehicle miles traveled in 1999 to 1.56 in 2000; 1.35 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 43 percent of total traffic fatalities in 1999 to 42 percent in 2000; and 40 percent in 2005.
  2. Reduce alcohol-involved fatal crashes from 45 percent of fatal crashes in 1999 to 44 percent in 2000; and 42 percent in 2005.
  3. Reduce alcohol-involved crash deaths among young adults (20-24) from 51 percent of young adult crash deaths in 1999 to 50 percent in 2000; and 47 percent in 2005.
  4. Reduce alcohol-involved crash deaths among adolescents (15-19) from 47 percent of adolescent crash deaths in 1999 to 45 percent in 2000; and 43 percent in 2005.

Occupant Protection

  1. Increase front seat occupant seatbelt use rate from 88 percent in 1999 to 89 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 84 percent in 2000; and 85 percent in 2005.
  3. Increase the use of occupant restraints by children ages 11-17 from 76 percent in 1998 to 78 percent in 2000, and 85 percent in 2005.

Pedestrian Safety

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

 

Source:  New Mexico Highway Safety and Performance Plan page 2001-2005, page 26 verbatim.  Produced by the Traffic Safety Bureau, NM State Highway and Transportation Department.