*Vulnerable Road Users* NM
- We enhance awareness about persons who
share our roads who are at particular risk.
- We help to educate road users about being respectful and
responsible toward others who use the same travel space.
- We enlist the support of community leaders, civic organizations, and local businesses as we advocate
for cooperation between planners, decision-makers, and road users.
~ REMINDING EVERYONE TO USE NEW MEXICO
ROADWAYS RESPONSIBLY AND RESPECTFULLY ~
*Vulnerable Road Users (VRUs) include, but are not limited to: Pedestrians, including runners; physically disabled persons; skaters,
and children. Also, bicyclists, handcycles, horse-drawn conveyances, and farm equipment. Persons operating a motorcycle, moped,
motor-driven cycle, or motor-assisted scooter. Highway, construction, and maintenance workers, tow-truck operators, utility workers,
and other workers with legitimate business in or near the roadway or right-of-way, as well as stranded motorists.
Those of us who advocate for VRUs are not demanding or expecting special treatment. We seek to make the public aware of that these persons are at considerably greater risk. Cars, trucks, and SUVs are far bigger and capable of much higher speeds, a combination that must be taken into consideration when one recognizes the inherent disadvantages of VRUs. It is the legal right of these persons to share the road, and we want to stand up for that right. We do expect drivers to treat them with respect and consider the safety of ALL who share the roads. And we expect those in law enforcement and the judicial system to factor in those particular vulnerabilities when they investigate and assess fault.
Our Board of Directors
Our organization is served by a group of volunteers
who share a vision for positive change in our community.
Executive Director/President Barbara Toth
Co-Director/Vice-President Manny Terrazas
Board Treasurer Laura Roper
Board Secretary Faith Bamford
Member-at-large David Arias
Member-at-large Anthony Estrada
Member-at-large Donald Wilson