High Road to Taos to get safety upgrade

Full story: The Santa Fe New Mexican

The New Mexico Department of Transportation is preparing to widen and straighten one of the steepest, most scenic and dangerous stretches of the route known as the High Road to Taos.
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Khal Spencer

Santa Fe, NM

#1 Aug 10, 2009
"...A DOT accident survey shows that 12 crashes, none of them involving fatalities, occurred on the stretch of N.M. 76 between 2004 and 2007. Snowy conditions or drunken drivers are listed as the cause of 11 of the 12 crashes..."

While this sounds like a good idea, I'm not sure what the added width will do to ensure our safety from drunk drivers or those who don't know enough to slow down on snow covered roads. Sounds like we have a need for driver education and enforcement as well.

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