Common Causes of New Mexico Motor Vehicle Accidents on Memorial Day

- Mark Caruso

Memorial Day Car Accidents are Common in New Mexico For Several Reasons

Memorial Day is a time for remembering the sacrifices that members of our armed services have made for our country and us.  Thus sacrifices could be serving and spending time away from family and friends, or paying the ultimate sacrifice for our country.  But it is a day to remember the fallen and their families for helping preserve our freedom.

But Memorial Day has evolved for many of us into times with family and friends BBQing and traveling.  It is known as the official start of the summer.  And it is also known as a time to relax from work and enjoy the usually nice weather.  However, this also means more motor vehicle accidents, serious injuries, and even wrongful deaths.  There are several reasons why for this, which include the following:

1) Alcohol/Drug Related Accidents – Alcohol and drugs should never be a contributing cause to any motor vehicle accident—they are very preventable causes.  However, on the big picnic day like Memorial Day, alcohol and drug related accidents are very high and result in horrific personal injuries.  Driving while intoxicated or under the influence of a drug is illegal by both statutory law and common law.  If alcohol or drugs is a cause of a car accident, the victim can be compensated for his or her injuries.

2) Excessive Speed – People are rushing to get to their parties and BBQs.  Many people are using some of New Mexico’s largest interstates such as I-40, I-25, and I-10.  These interstates are inhabited by large commercial trucks lie big rigs, tandem trailers, tankers, 18 wheelers, and other large trucks which could cause serious trucking crashes.  When motorists are driving at an excessive speed over the limit, or when large trucks are, it can result in catastrophic and deadly interstates accidents.  Las Cruces and Albuquerque are where two large interstates meet, which is also where a lot of high speed collisions occur.  Speed kills and is a major contributor to New Mexico car accidents.

3) Heavy Traffic – Holidays such as Memorial Day bring a lot of people out and onto the roads.  This means that there will be more traffic and congestion on the roads.  Simply put, this means more things to hit.  When you combine alcohol, drugs, and speeding as noted above, this is a simple recipe for devastating crashes which can kill people.

4) Inexperienced Drivers – Because it is a holiday, many people will be on the roads who are not comfortable with driving.  Some people only go out for special events, particularly elderly drivers who may only go out a few times a year.  Also more younger drivers get out for the beginning of the summer and enjoy having this as a major hang out holiday.  The combination of al the factors above and the inexperienced drivers will cause a significant number of motor vehicle accidents which will, unfortunately, result in the serious injury or wrongful death of victims.

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