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Legislation to Tackle Speeding and Save Lives Unanimously Passes Committee

Mobile speed enforcement headed for full City Council vote.

August 23, 2021

Today, the Albuquerque City Council Finance and Government Affairs committee unanimously passed legislation to establish a mobile speeding enforcement program in Albuquerque, sending the proposal for a full Council vote.

“Today, New Mexico leads the country in pedestrian deaths. Too many families in our city know the tragedy behind the stark statistics and headlines,” said Mayor Keller. “It’s time to get serious and implement solutions that can make a real difference. We need drivers to slow down and save lives and we think that mobile speed enforcement can help get us there. I want to thank our City Councilors for their unanimous vote today and the thousands of residents who have shared input as we explore this potential initiative.”

Since the Keller Administration and City Council began considering a mobile speed enforcement program in June, the administration has hosted community meetings on the topic and opened a public input questionnaire. Through both forums, the public provided positive feedback on the initiative and helpful input regarding equitable implementation.

Mobile speed enforcement was among the top recommendations provided to the City by the Vision Zero initiative after months of community engagement and study. 

The Keller administration has worked with sponsors Councilor Brook Bassan, Councilor Klarissa Peña, Councilor Lan Sena, families of speeding victims, and advocates including with the ‘Speeding has a Name’ campaign in support of the legislation.