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Old 10-16-2009, 02:21 PM
 
Location: Abu Al-Qurq
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Just came out in the Journal today. We're now out of the top 10 for DWI fatalities.

Do we think it was aggressive enforcement? Perhaps the drunks wised up? Or perhaps our cars suddenly got safer than surrounding states?


"Hello, Joe? I just got done doing 2 miles on my stationary bike."

"Oh, yeah? Hey, I've got a stationary car. Why don't you bring over some beers and we can pretend we're drunk driving."
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Old 10-16-2009, 05:20 PM
 
Location: Ruidoso, NM
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"Hello, Joe? I just got done doing 2 miles on my stationary bike."

"Oh, yeah? Hey, I've got a stationary car. Why don't you bring over some beers and we can pretend we're drunk driving."
LOL!!!

Actually, with the top-line stationary bikes available today - the ones where you can watch a computer monitor presentation of a "virtual highway" - you may be able to program it to take you on a drunken ride!

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Old 10-16-2009, 08:37 PM
 
Location: New Mexico to Texas
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Im pretty sure the drivers havent wised up, its all aggressive enforcement
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Old 10-16-2009, 09:07 PM
 
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I've read that a few years back, they changed the method from DWI fatalities per capita to DWI fatalities per mile driven. If they hadn't made the change -- then according to this particular source -- we would still be in the top ten. ????
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Old 10-17-2009, 01:06 AM
 
Location: Albuquerque, NM
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I've read that a few years back, they changed the method from DWI fatalities per capita to DWI fatalities per mile driven. If they hadn't made the change -- then according to this particular source -- we would still be in the top ten. ????
"According to a National Highway Traffic Safety Administration report, the state dropped to 11th in the nation for the number of DWI fatalities per 100,000 population."
New Mexico drops out of DWI top 10 - New Mexico Business Weekly:
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Old 10-17-2009, 06:22 AM
 
Location: Abu Al-Qurq
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Could also be that the drunks kinda bred themselves out. Even though it's usually the drunk who survives a fatal crash, there's not an infinite supply of them.

Could also be that we didn't get much better, other states just got worse. But I think overall statistics show an improvement nationwide.

I also heard in some rural areas that liquor stores deliver. I think that's an exceptional approach and should be encouraged by the state, particularly in our DWI hotspots out west. Beer runs should be done by sober people.
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Old 10-17-2009, 08:13 AM
 
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I credit the railrunner!



"According to a National Highway Traffic Safety Administration report, the state dropped to 11th in the nation for the number of DWI fatalities per 100,000 population."
New Mexico drops out of DWI top 10 - New Mexico Business Weekly:
Thank you. I stand corrected.

"moving from 9th to 18th in the rate of alcohol involved fatalities based on 100 million motor vehicle miles traveled."
NM drops out 10 worst DWI states; now No. 11
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Old 10-22-2009, 09:24 AM
 
Location: NW MT
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“This drop in rankings is good news for New Mexico” said DWI Czar Rachel O’Connor.

Are we living in Russia?
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Old 10-22-2009, 09:25 AM
 
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I think we should have a few drinks to celebrate or good fortune!!
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Old 10-22-2009, 09:28 AM
 
Location: Marlborough, MA
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This reminds me....down the block from us is a pickup truck parked in someone's driveway with a yellow boot on it that says "DWI Seizure Unit" ( or something like that )

I thought that once your vehicle had been seized it would not be sitting in your driveway and this house is the home to at least 2 other vehicles so I wonder if Mr./Ms. DWI is still driving.

Anyone know about these yellow boots?
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