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Force Multiplying Speed Enforcement Devices Expand Across City

June 14, 2022

ALBUQUERQUE – Today, Mayor Tim Keller announced that the City’s Automated Speed Enforcement program has expanded into critical areas that span the city, with devices added in the Lead/Coal corridor and on Unser. The three new devices bring the system up to six cameras total. Four additional fixed devices are in the works.

 

“From the start, this program has been about listening to folks across our city who are calling out for change on our streets,” said Mayor Tim Keller. “We’re continuing to expand this program into places where we know speeding has taken a huge toll on quality of life, and made people feel unsafe in their own neighborhoods. These three new locations are a direct reflection of what these communities need and have been asking for, and everyone needs to be held accountable.”

 

Along Lead traveling westbound, in a posted 30 MPH zone, 31,634 vehicles have traveled past the Automated Speed Enforcement which went live on June 10, 2022. Of those vehicles, 11, 359 vehicles were traveling at least one mile over the speed limit, another 557 were traveling at least 11 miles over the speed limit.

 

Along Coal traveling eastbound, in a 30 MPH zone, 35,917 vehicles traveled past the ASE devices. 19,659 vehicles were traveling at least one mile over the posted speed limit, and 73 vehicles were traveling more than 11 miles over the speed limit.

 

Along Unser, where the ASE devices also went live on June 10, in a 40 MPH zone, 31,433 vehicles traveled through the area and at least 25,706 of those cars were traveling at least one mile an hour over the speed limit which is approximately 82%.

 

“The blatant disregard for speed limits across the city continues to show the importance of Automated Speed Enforcement,” said Lieutenant Nick Wheeler, APD Motors Unit. “We hope that the ASE devices, combined with our continued strategic traffic operations, we can make a significant impact allowing for safer streets citywide.”

 

To continue aggressive traffic enforcement, APD has also created an Aggressive Driving Unit which will go live next week. The Unit, comprised of two detectives will be responsible for following up on aggressive driving and road rage incidents and hit and run crash investigations. The unit will contact registered vehicle owners, issuing criminal summons for offenders and will make arrests. The detectives will also review data from automated speed systems to assist with live enforcement targeting the most egregious speeds.

 

Come Monday, a link will be live where the public can submit photos, video and any other evidence pertaining to the above stated incidents that can assist with these traffic related investigations.

 

“A year ago we asked Mayor Keller to help us with the speeding cameras along Lead and Coal and he did it, the proof is in the pudding, said Dr. Peter Belleto. “We’ve got to make a point here, it’s a joint effort.”

 

Over the coming months, the City will continue to identify additional locations until the system is at full strength with 10 devices in place. Locations are identified using speed and injury data, as well as feedback from the community.

 

 

Automated Speed Enforcement Data 5/25/2022-6/13/2022

 

  • Eastbound Gibson: 40 MPH Zone
  • 55,388 vehicles traveling 11+ MPH over
  • 15 vehicles traveling 60+ MPH over

 

  • Westbound Gibson: 40 MPH Zone
  • 40,615 vehicles traveling 11+ MPH over
  • 5 vehicles traveling 60+ MPH over

 

  • Westbound Montgomery: 40 MPH Zone
  • 14,500 vehicles traveling 11+ MPH over
  • 4 traveling 60+ MPH over

 

2,584 total approved violations since 5/25/2022.

 

 

Top Speeds

 

E/B Gibson (119.89 MPH)

W/B Gibson (107.82 MPH)

N/B Unser (90.14 MPH)

W/B Montgomery (131.08 MPH)

W/B Lead (70.23 MPH)

E/B Coal (77.84 MPH)

 

 

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