APD Cracks Down on Red Light Runners, Issues Hundreds of Citations
By: ABQRAW Staff
Posted: 05/02/2023 @ 4:55PM
On Tuesday, May 2nd, 2023, the Albuquerque Police Department announced that they had issued hundreds of citations to drivers who ran red lights and stop signs during a two-week operation that concluded on April 28.
From April 15th through April 28th, APD's Traffic Unit and the Field Services Bureau used marked and unmarked vehicles to conducted targeted operations to monitor specific intersections and issue citations to violators.
In total, 939 citations were issued, including 442 for red light and stop sign violations. Seven arrests were also made during the two-week operation.
According to APD, drivers who violated traffic laws were issued one of the following citations during the two-week operation:
· Failure to Obey Traffic Control Devices/Failure to Obey Signs
· Traffic-Control Signal-Legend/Failure to Obey Signal
· Failure to yield right-of-way to Stop Sign
"The numbers clearly show we have an issue with driver disregard for traffic control measures put in place to keep our roadways safe," said APD Chief Harold Medina. "We will continue to conduct targeted enforcement for different traffic violations in order to change driver behavior."
The operations were conducted at the 20 intersections with the most red light-related crashes, ranked by the number of crashes:
Menaul Blvd/Frontage Road North and South
2nd Street/Frontage West and East
Coors/Montano Road N.W.
Osuna/San Mateo at Frontage Roads North and South
Avenida Cesar Chavez/Interstate 25
San Mateo/Montgomery N.E.
All intersection Frontage Roads under Interstate 25
Lead Ave./Oak and Locust S.E.
Coal Ave./Oak and Locust S.E.
Martin Luther King Jr./Oak and Locust S.E.
Juan Tabo/Interstate 40 N.E.
Louisiana/Interstate 40 N.E.
2nd Street/Mountain Road N.W.
Tramway/Interstate 40 N.E.
San Mateo/Lomas N.E.
Montano/Pan American Freeway N.E.
San Mateo/Interstate 40 N.E.