News: Albuquerque police report 66 fatal crashes in city so far this year

Bert Parnall

ALBUQUERQUE, NM – The Albuquerque Police Department reported this week that there have been 66 fatal crashes in the city so far this year, according to KOB 4.

Police pointed to speeding as a major factor in the number of accidents and said the installation of mobile speed cameras provided an indication of the extent of the problem.

During the week from Oct. 4 to Oct. 10, the cameras showed that 12,000 drivers were going over 50 miles an hour with several driving over 50 mph. Montgomery Boulevard in northeast Albuquerque was cited as one road with a significant number of speeders. Another danger zone was Gibson Boulevard, where 7,000 drivers went over 65 miles an hour during the week studied.

Police said there were requests for installation of speed cameras on two other roadways with speeding problems, Coors Boulevard and Eubank Boulevard. Authorities are hoping the cameras will help reduce the amount of speeding, and the number of traffic fatalities.

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