Because gas prices are high, more people are choosing to drive their motorcycle than their car.
It’s prompting a call from the New Mexico Motorcycle Organization for people to slow down and watch out. A message to both vehicles and motorcyclists on the roads.
“It is not just another crash, it’s the loss of another loved one,“ said Raymond Gallegos, chairman of the New Mexico Motorcycle Rights Organization.
“These are family members, these are fathers, sons, brothers, daughters, that their life has been taken,” said Gallegos. “So it’s devastating families not just immediate family but to the community, to all of us.”
Every year it’s a problem. But Gallegos said this year that problem is worse. From the organization’s tally, the state has already surpassed the number of motorcycle fatalities from this time last year. According to their count, he said we’ve already lost 34 New Mexicans this year.