Grace Miller - Daily Press Marvin Baum holds the TransComm and QuailComm systems that communicate with the DOT Command Center to show drivers’ time on the road and schedules.

Grace Miller – Daily Press
Marvin Baum holds the TransComm and QuailComm systems that communicate with the DOT Command Center to show drivers’ time on the road and schedules.

By GRACE MILLER

Daily Press Staff Writer

Southeast New Mexico is seeing a significant increase in population due to industry growth in Eddy County, which is holding the lowest unemployment rate in the state. But a high increase of highway fatalities is taking a toll.

The first Free Road Safety Integrated Project (RSIP) SafetyFest Conference was held last week at the Pecos River Valley Conference Center in Carlsbad with the intended goal of building awareness about hazards and accident prevention, job injuries and highway fatalities. The conference presented expert speakers and panel discussions on roadway safety issues and the industries’ best possible safety practices. … For the rest of the story, subscribe in print and on the web.