Because many residents and visitors in New Mexico like to enjoy a motorcycle ride, there are many initiatives that highlight the importance of driving cautiously around motorcyclist. While these campaigns often asked motorists to check twice for motorcyclists, this does not always prevent motorcycle crashes from occurring. Each year, thousands of motorcyclists suffer serious and fatal injuries following a wreck caused by a negligent motorist.
Based on statistics from 2018, fatal motorcycle accidents have shown a declining trend. This is based on the fact that roughly 5,000 individuals were killed in motorcycle collisions in 2017, which is almost 300 less than the number killed in 2016. This data indicates that there was a 5.6% decrease, and it is projected that this decrease is to continue.