Aztec Community Report, 2008

Demographics

In 2008, there were 11,730 licensed drivers in Aztec. Of these, there were 5,870 females and 5,860 males. The population of Aztec was 6,927. The total number of crashes in 2008 was 170, yielding a crash rate of 25 per thousand people (total number of crashes 170 divided by total population 6,927 times 1,000). The corresponding rate for the state was 23 per thousand people.

General Crash Information

From 2006 to 2008 the number of crashes has shown a downward trend. Fatal and injury crashes have also shown a downward trend from 2006 to 2008. Belt usage (as a percentage) has not changed from last year, while belt usage in crashes involving visible and incapacitating injuries has also not changed. There were no fatalities in the 7 intersections with the most crashes in 2008. Of these intersections, seven involved Aztec Blvd.

Alcohol-related Crash Information

Information about alcohol-involved crashes is included in all sections of this report. Of the 49 people convicted of DWI in Aztec, 73 percent were first-time DWI convictions (number of first convictions 36 divided by the total number of people convicted 49 times 100). The corresponding percent for the state is 68.

Crash Specifics

Crashes involving Other vehicles was the most common class, accounting for 69 percent of all crashes. Crashes involving Overturns resulted in fatalities. Passenger cars were the vehicle type most often involved in crashes, accounting for 37 percent of all vehicles in crashes. Pickups accounted for 35 percent of vehicles involved in crashes. Together these two vehicle types comprised 73 percent of the vehicles involved in injury crashes. The most common top contributing factors were Driver inattention, Following too close and Other. There was one fatal crash in 2008. The top contributing factor for the fatal crash was Alcohol involvement.

People in Crashes

Overall, males were 54 percent of drivers in crashes. They account for 50 percent of licensed drivers in Aztec. Three pedestrians were involved in crashes in 2008. In 2008, no 'Teenagers' or Young Adults were killed in crashes in Aztec. Statewide 14 percent of alcohol-involved drivers were under 21; in Aztec 14 percent (1 of 7) were under 21.

Note: The 1999 crash file contains 15% fewer crashes than the 1998 file. This may be due to problems implementing the new system after the old system failed, or to under reporting. Care should be used in interpreting differences between 1999 and other years in this report.


  • Location of arrest/conviction was determined by police agency/court location, not driver residence.
  • Crashes and drivers were counted by the city of occurrence/residence.
  • Population was counted according to the Census definition.
         The city population data is from the most current 2008 estimates.
  • Young adults are people between the ages of 20 and 24.
  • 'Teenagers' are people between the ages of 15 and 19.
  • Tables only include variable values for which there are data.





Crashes in Aztec
by Alcohol Involvement
Fatal and Injury Crashes in Aztec
by Alcohol Involvement
   




Passenger Vehicle Seatbelt Usage and Injuries in Aztec, 2008 - 2006
Injury Level 2008 2007 2006
Total No Belt Total No Belt Total No Belt
 Killed 0        0        0        0        0        0       
 Incapacitating injury 6        0        3        0        7        0       
 Visible injury 6        0        8        0        7        1       
 Complaint of injury 38        0        37        0        49        0       
 Unhurt 293        0        387        0        428        0       
 Total 343        0        435        0        491        1       




The Seven Intersections in Aztec with the Most Crashes, 2008
Intersection Crashes People
Total Fatal Injury Killed Injured
Aztec Blvd @ Chaco St 4         0         0         0         0        
Aztec Blvd @ Frederick Ave 3         0         0         0         0        
Aztec Blvd @ Heiland Rd 3         0         0         0         0        
Aztec Blvd @ Light Plant Rd 13         0         5         0         7        
Aztec Blvd @ Main Ave 13         0         3         0         3        
Aztec Blvd @ Oliver Ave 9         0         2         0         3        
Aztec Blvd @ Ruins Rd 10         0         6         0         6        



Lifetime DWI convictions for Drivers
Convicted of DWI Violations in Aztec, 2008
Convictions Since 2004 Since 1984
 1st   36             29          
 2nd   11             15          
 3rd   2             3          
 4th   0             1          
 5th   0             1          
 6th   0             0          
 7th   0             0          
 8th   0             0          
 9th   0             0          
 10 or more   0             0          
 Total   49             49          
   Convictions are counts of people
convicted of DWI by 7/2009 for
violations in 2008 in Aztec.
Convictions are not comparable
to arrests.


DWI Arrests in Aztec
Showing First Arrest and Repeat Offenders
Crashes in Aztec
by Hour and Alcohol Involvement
   


Crashes in Aztec by Class, 2008
Classes Crashes People
Total % of Total Fatal % of Fatal Injury Killed Injured
Other vehicle 117       69         0       0         35       0       45      
Pedestrian 3       2         0       0         3       0       3      
Fixed object 17       10         0       0         2       0       2      
Parked vehicle 15       9         0       0         1       0       1      
Overturn 6       4         1       100         5       1       5      
Other non-collision 2       1         0       0         0       0       0      
Animal 10       6         0       0         0       0       0      
Total 170       100         1       100         46       1       56      


Crashes in Aztec by Vehicle Type, 2008
Vehicle Type Crashes People
Total % of Total Fatal % of Fatal Injury Killed Injured
Passenger car 116       37         0       0         31       0       25      
Pickup 107       35         0       0         34       0       16      
Semi 6       2         0       0         1       0       0      
Bus 1       0         0       0         0       0       0      
Motorcycle 3       1         0       0         3       0       3      
Pedestrian 3       1         0       0         3       0       3      
Van/4 WD 55       18         1       100         13       1       9      
Other 5       2         0       0         0       0       0      
Unknown 14       5         0       0         4       0       0      
Total 310       100         1       100         89       1       56      


Crashes in Aztec by Top Contributing Factor, 2008
Contributing Factor Crashes People
Total % of Total Fatal % of Fatal Injury Killed Injured
Alcohol involvement 11       6         1       100         2       1       2      
Red light running 5       3         0       0         5       0       5      
Failing to yield 21       12         0       0         8       0       11      
Excessive speed 18       11         0       0         3       0       3      
Driving left of center 1       1         0       0         1       0       1      
Following too close 36       21         0       0         14       0       19      
Improper turning 6       4         0       0         2       0       3      
Improper overtaking 1       1         0       0         0       0       0      
Mechanical defect 5       3         0       0         0       0       0      
Driver inattention 42       25         0       0         8       0       9      
Improper driving 2       1         0       0         0       0       0      
Other 22       13         0       0         3       0       3      
Total 170       100         1       100         46       1       56      




People in Crashes by Age and Sex in Aztec, 2008


People in Alcohol-Involved Crashes by Age and Sex in Aztec, 2008


Drivers in Crashes by Age and Sex in Aztec, 2008


Drivers in Alcohol-Involved Crashes by Age and Sex in Aztec, 2008



Pedestrians in Crashes in Aztec
by Pedestrian Alcohol Involvement
Pedestrians in Crashes in Aztec
by Age Group
   


"Teenagers" and Young Adults in Crashes in Aztec by Vehicle Type, 2008
Vehicle "Teenage" Drivers   Young Adult Drivers
Total Fatal Injury   Total Fatal Injury
Passenger car 20         0         9           14         0         2        
Pickup 16         0         5           12         0         4        
Semi 0         0         0           1         0         0        
Motorcycle 1         0         1           0         0         0        
Pedestrian 1         0         1           1         0         1        
Van/4 WD 9         0         3           6         0         0        
Total 47         0         19           34         0         7        


"Teenagers" and Young Adults Killed or Injured in Crashes
by Year in Aztec, 1999-2008
Year "Teenagers"   Young Adults
All Crashes Alcohol Crashes   All Crashes Alcohol Crashes
Killed Injured Killed Injured   Killed Injured Killed Injured
2008 0       11       0       0         0       5       0       0      
2007 0       8       0       0         1       4       0       0      
2006 0       13       0       2         0       11       0       0      
2005 0       8       0       0         0       6       0       1      
2004 0       19       0       1         0       6       0       1      
2003 0       13       0       3         0       5       0       1      
2002 0       20       0       2         0       8       0       0      
2001 0       6       0       0         0       3       0       0      
2000 0       17       0       1         0       9       0       0      
1999 0       12       0       1         0       3       0       1