Law enforcement across the state will be out in full force over St. Patrick’s Day weekend to crack down on drunk driving. State Police and law enforcement agencies statewide will be conducting increased saturation patrols and DWI checkpoints in an effort to catch drunk drivers.
The New Mexico Department of Transportation will preview a new virtual reality program Thursday that allows users to fully immerse themselves in the dangerous scenario of a DWI.
“We are hopeful that this will be successful in deterring New Mexicans from drunk driving,” said NMDOT Secretary Tom Church. “Our Department is committed to educating drivers of the dangers of DWI. Every year, it takes far too many lives on our roads and highways.”
Today, the New Mexico Department of Transportation announced a new, cutting edge virtual reality experience that will take users deep inside a DWI crash. This experience is the latest in the Department’s effort to ENDWI in New Mexico.
Today, Governor Susana Martinez unveiled a new TV ad to fight DWI in New Mexico reminding New Mexicans that there is no excuse making it okay to get behind the wheel after drinking alcohol. The Governor also announced the start of 100 Days and Nights of Summer – an increase in law enforcement presence to crackdown on DWI and other dangerous driving habits on New Mexico’s roads and highways.
Today, Governor Susana Martinez announced that DWI-related fatalities are down 47 percent from this time last year, according to preliminary data. She also announced there would be increased enforcement on New Mexico roads and highways throughout Cinco de Mayo weekend.
Governor Susana Martinez announced that law enforcement across the state will be out in full force this weekend to crack down on drunk driving during St. Patrick’s Day celebrations. The Governor also announced that last year DWI fatalities were down about 16 percent compared to 2016.
Governor Susana Martinez unveiled a new TV ad to combat drunk driving in New Mexico urging the viewer to “never drink and drive.” The Governor also reminded New Mexicans to be responsible as they attend Super Bowl parties this weekend.