Bernalillo Community Report, 2008

Demographics

In 2008, there were 6,858 licensed drivers in Bernalillo. Of these, there were 3,427 females and 3,431 males. The population of Bernalillo was 9,237. The total number of crashes in 2008 was 290, yielding a crash rate of 31 per thousand people (total number of crashes 290 divided by total population 9,237 times 1,000). The corresponding rate for the state was 23 per thousand people.

General Crash Information

From 2003 to 2007 the number of crashes has shown an upward trend. Fatal and injury crashes have shown no trend from 1999 to 2008. Belt usage (as a percentage) has decreased from last year, while belt usage in crashes involving visible and incapacitating injuries has also decreased. There were no fatalities in the 7 intersections with the most crashes in 2008. Of these intersections, six involved US 550.

Alcohol-related Crash Information

Information about alcohol-involved crashes is included in all sections of this report. Of the 68 people convicted of DWI in Bernalillo, 72 percent were first-time DWI convictions (number of first convictions 49 divided by the total number of people convicted 68 times 100). The corresponding percent for the state is 68.

Crash Specifics

Crashes involving Other vehicles was the most common class, accounting for 83 percent of all crashes. Crashes involving Pedalcyclists and Other vehicles resulted in fatalities. Passenger cars were the vehicle type most often involved in crashes, accounting for 57 percent of all vehicles in crashes. Van/4 WDs and Pickups each accounted for 17 percent of vehicles involved in crashes. These three vehicle type comprised 89 percent of the vehicles involved in injury crashes. The most common top contributing factors were Following too close, Failing to yield and Driver inattention. There were two fatal crashes in 2008. The top contributing factor for the fatal crashes was Alcohol involvement.

People in Crashes

Overall, males were 50 percent of drivers in crashes. They account for 50 percent of licensed drivers in Bernalillo. One pedestrian was involved in a crash in 2008. In 2008, no 'Teenagers' or Young Adults were killed in crashes in Bernalillo. Statewide 14 percent of alcohol-involved drivers were under 21; in Bernalillo 25 percent (4 of 16) 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 Bernalillo
by Alcohol Involvement
Fatal and Injury Crashes in Bernalillo
by Alcohol Involvement
   




Passenger Vehicle Seatbelt Usage and Injuries in Bernalillo, 2008 - 2006
Injury Level 2008 2007 2006
Total No Belt Total No Belt Total No Belt
 Killed 1        0        3        1        1        0       
 Incapacitating injury 12        0        6        0        13        0       
 Visible injury 9        2        28        0        12        0       
 Complaint of injury 119        3        135        0        99        0       
 Unhurt 532        1        708        2        680        0       
 Total 673        6        880        3        805        0       



The Seven Intersections in Bernalillo with the Most Crashes, 2008
Intersection Crashes People
Total Fatal Injury Killed Injured
Calle Don Tomas @ US 550 18         0         2         0         4        
Camino Del Pueblo @ US 550 40         0         16         0         22        
Canal Rd @ Santa Ana Rd 4         0         1         0         1        
Hill Rd @ US 550 14         0         5         0         7        
Jemez Dam Rd @ US 550 10         0         3         0         6        
R-i25/us 550-es @ US 550 13         0         6         0         7        
Rail Runner Ave @ US 550 10         0         3         0         5        


Lifetime DWI convictions for Drivers
Convicted of DWI Violations in Bernalillo, 2008
Convictions Since 2004 Since 1984
 1st   49             38          
 2nd   14             18          
 3rd   5             5          
 4th   0             4          
 5th   0             3          
 6th   0             0          
 7th   0             0          
 8th   0             0          
 9th   0             0          
 10 or more   0             0          
 Total   68             68          
   Convictions are counts of people
convicted of DWI by 7/2009 for
violations in 2008 in Bernalillo.
Convictions are not comparable
to arrests.


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


Crashes in Bernalillo by Class, 2008
Classes Crashes People
Total % of Total Fatal % of Fatal Injury Killed Injured
Other vehicle 242       83         1       50         82       1       129      
Pedestrian 1       0         0       0         0       0       0      
Fixed object 28       10         0       0         3       0       4      
Parked vehicle 1       0         0       0         1       0       1      
Overturn 10       3         0       0         9       0       17      
Other non-collision 2       1         0       0         1       0       1      
Pedalcyclist 2       1         1       50         1       1       1      
Animal 4       1         0       0         0       0       0      
Total 290       100         2       100         97       2       153      

Crashes in Bernalillo by Vehicle Type, 2008
Vehicle Type Crashes People
Total % of Total Fatal % of Fatal Injury Killed Injured
Passenger car 326       57         2       50         122       1       98      
Pickup 97       17         1       25         29       0       18      
Semi 12       2         0       0         4       0       0      
Bus 2       0         0       0         1       0       0      
Motorcycle 10       2         0       0         8       0       9      
Pedalcyclist 2       0         1       25         1       1       1      
Pedestrian 1       0         0       0         0       0       0      
Van/4 WD 96       17         0       0         32       0       26      
Other 13       2         0       0         5       0       1      
Unknown 11       2         0       0         3       0       0      
Total 570       100         4       100         205       2       153      


Crashes in Bernalillo by Top Contributing Factor, 2008
Contributing Factor Crashes People
Total % of Total Fatal % of Fatal Injury Killed Injured
Alcohol involvement 21       7         2       100         8       2       16      
Red light running 5       2         0       0         3       0       5      
Failing to yield 44       15         0       0         20       0       31      
Excessive speed 18       6         0       0         8       0       13      
Driving left of center 2       1         0       0         2       0       3      
Following too close 117       40         0       0         36       0       48      
Improper turning 14       5         0       0         5       0       7      
Improper overtaking 5       2         0       0         0       0       0      
Mechanical defect 10       3         0       0         3       0       4      
Driver inattention 28       10         0       0         10       0       19      
Improper driving 4       1         0       0         0       0       0      
Other 22       8         0       0         2       0       7      
Total 290       100         2       100         97       2       153      




People in Crashes by Age and Sex in Bernalillo, 2008


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


Drivers in Crashes by Age and Sex in Bernalillo, 2008


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



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


"Teenagers" and Young Adults in Crashes in Bernalillo by Vehicle Type, 2008
Vehicle "Teenage" Drivers   Young Adult Drivers
Total Fatal Injury   Total Fatal Injury
Passenger car 39         0         13           45         0         14        
Pickup 6         0         1           12         0         5        
Semi 0         0         0           1         0         0        
Motorcycle 0         0         0           1         0         1        
Pedalcyclist 0         0         0           1         0         1        
Van/4 WD 5         0         1           4         0         0        
Other 0         0         0           2         0         1        
Total 50         0         15           66         0         22        


"Teenagers" and Young Adults Killed or Injured in Crashes
by Year in Bernalillo, 1999-2008
Year "Teenagers"   Young Adults
All Crashes Alcohol Crashes   All Crashes Alcohol Crashes
Killed Injured Killed Injured   Killed Injured Killed Injured
2008 0       16       0       0         0       17       0       5      
2007 0       17       0       2         0       24       0       4      
2006 0       15       0       0         0       16       0       2      
2005 0       14       0       1         0       21       0       6      
2004 0       13       0       4         0       11       0       1      
2003 0       0       0       0         0       3       0       1      
2002 0       5       0       0         1       5       1       0      
2001 0       22       0       1         0       5       0       0      
2000 1       15       0       1         0       9       0       0      
1999 0       1       0       1         1       1       0       0