ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — IN 5 IN N.M. BROKE MORE RULES OF ROAD: That’s according to a survey of 2,000 drivers by Gunther Volkswagen, a Florida car dealer.
The survey said 17% of New Mexicans “admit to having broken more road rules than usual during lockdown! This is more than the national average of 13%. Sharing a road with drivers who break rules, even if they are minor, is incredibly concerning for the safety and well-being of other drivers, passengers and pedestrians alike.”
Joe Gunther says in a news release, “If you see an empty road ahead of you while driving home from the store, it can be tempting to ignore stop signs and traffic lights. But accidents are aptly named because you cannot predict them. While you may think there is no one else on the road, vehicles, cyclists or pedestrians can come out of nowhere. If you or they are ignoring rules of the road, it could be a terrible incident waiting to happen.”
Alabama had the fewest scofflaws with just 4% saying they have broken more traffic laws during the lockdown. Rhode Island was top with 50% admitting they were ignoring the rules of the road more.