Mapping DWI crashes
September 21st, 2006 by Tom Johnson

A interesting mapping project today from Abuquerque's DWI Resource Center.  A map showing a surprising clustering of the city's DWI-related events.  Wouldn't it again be an interesting reporting tool — and a draw for readers — if a newspaper were to create a dynamic and regularly updated map of this sort for its market area?

Bernalillo County (New Mexico) DWI Crash Map

The Bernalillo County DWI Crash Map is a new tool to help citizens
avoid drunk drivers by assisting them in locating the more dangerous
in and around Albuquerque and allowing them to plan alterative
commuting routes and times. The DWI Crash Map indicates locations
around the county
with the highest incidents of alcohol-related crashes, and the areas in
the county with the highest concentrations of alcohol establishments.
The map
also contains charts showing alcohol-related crashes and DWI arrests by
time of day.

Although a citizen's best defense against a drunk driver is to
always wear a seat-belt and drive defensively, this map can assist you
planning your daily commute to avoid high-risk intersections and times
of day when alcohol-related crashes are most likely to occur.

To view the map, you will a need free copy of Adobe Acrobat Reader.

DOWNLOAD the DWI Crash Map (PDF – 4MB)

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