Cibola County Report, 2008

Demographics

In 2008, there were 16,206 licensed drivers in Cibola County. Of these, there were 8,441 females and 7,765 males. The population of Cibola County was 27,285. The total number of crashes in 2008 was 483, yielding a crash rate of 18 per thousand people (total number of crashes 483 divided by total population 27,285 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 an upward trend. Fatal and injury crashes have also shown an upward trend from 2006 to 2008. Belt usage (as a percentage) has increased from last year, and belt usage in crashes involving visible and incapacitating injuries has also increased.

Alcohol-related Crash Information

Information about alcohol-involved crashes is included in all sections of this report. Of the 191 people convicted of DWI in Cibola County, 74 percent were first-time DWI convictions (number of first convictions 142 divided by the total number of people convicted 191 times 100). The corresponding percent for the state is 68.

Crash Specifics

Crashes involving Other vehicles was the most common class, accounting for 42 percent of all crashes. Crashes involving Overturns, Pedestrians and Other vehicles resulted in fatalities. Passenger cars were the vehicle type most often involved in crashes, accounting for 45 percent of all vehicles in crashes. Pickups accounted for 23 percent of vehicles involved in crashes. Together these two vehicle types comprised 68 percent of the vehicles involved in injury crashes. The three most common top contributing factors were Excessive speed, Driver inattention and Other. There were six fatal crashes in 2008. The top contributing factor for the fatal crashes was Alcohol involvement.

People in Crashes

Overall, males were 59 percent of drivers in crashes. They account for 48 percent of licensed drivers in Cibola County. One pedestrian was involved in a crash in 2008. In 2008, one 'Teenager' and three Young Adults were killed in crashes in Cibola County. Statewide 14 percent of alcohol-involved drivers were under 21; in Cibola County 8 percent (4 of 52) 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 Cibola County
by Alcohol Involvement
Fatal and Injury Crashes in Cibola County
by Alcohol Involvement




Passenger Vehicle Seatbelt Usage and Injuries in Cibola County, 2008 - 2006
Injury Level 2008 2007 2006
Total No Belt Total No Belt Total No Belt
 Killed 5        3        7        5        7        7       
 Incapacitating injury 21        0        10        2        9        0       
 Visible injury 50        0        44        0        53        10       
 Complaint of injury 101        1        94        0        82        4       
 Unhurt 629        2        642        1        472        3       
 Total 806        6        797        8        623        24       


Lifetime DWI convictions for Drivers
Convicted of DWI Violations in Cibola County, 2008
Convictions Since 2004 Since 1984
 1st   142             112          
 2nd   41             56          
 3rd   8             16          
 4th   0             4          
 5th   0             2          
 6th   0             1          
 7th   0             0          
 8th   0             0          
 9th   0             0          
 10 or more   0             0          
 Total   191             191          
   Convictions are counts of people
convicted of DWI by 7/2009 for
violations in 2008 in Cibola County.
Convictions are not comparable
to arrests.




DWI Arrests in Cibola County
Showing First Arrest and Repeat Offenders
Crashes in Cibola County
by Hour and Alcohol Inovlvement


Crashes in Cibola County by Class, 2008
Classes Crashes People
Total % of Total Fatal % of Fatal Injury Killed Injured
Other vehicle 205       42         1       17         58       1       100      
Pedestrian 1       0         1       17         0       1       0      
Fixed object 102       21         0       0         29       0       37      
Veh. on other roadway 2       0         0       0         2       0       4      
Parked vehicle 25       5         0       0         2       0       4      
Overturn 85       18         4       67         43       5       60      
Other non-collision 19       4         0       0         5       0       5      
Pedalcyclist 1       0         0       0         1       0       1      
Animal 30       6         0       0         5       0       5      
Other object 13       3         0       0         1       0       2      
Total 483       100         6       100         146       7       218      


Crashes in Cibola County by Vehicle Type, 2008
Vehicle Type Crashes People
Total % of Total Fatal % of Fatal Injury Killed Injured
Passenger car 327       45         3       33         95       2       112      
Pickup 170       23         1       11         49       2       44      
Semi 48       7         1       11         10       0       8      
Motorcycle 17       2         1       11         13       1       14      
Pedalcyclist 1       0         0       0         1       0       1      
Pedestrian 1       0         1       11         0       1       0      
Van/4 WD 108       15         1       11         29       1       29      
Other 22       3         0       0         9       0       6      
Unknown 36       5         1       11         7       0       4      
Total 730       100         9       100         213       7       218      


Crashes in Cibola County by Top Contributing Factor, 2008
Contributing Factor Crashes People
Total % of Total Fatal % of Fatal Injury Killed Injured
Alcohol involvement 53       11         5       83         28       5       41      
Red light running 17       4         0       0         7       0       9      
Failing to yield 65       13         0       0         20       0       37      
Excessive speed 115       24         0       0         36       0       54      
Driving left of center 5       1         0       0         1       0       1      
Following too close 20       4         0       0         5       0       10      
Improper turning 12       2         0       0         2       0       2      
Improper overtaking 3       1         0       0         0       0       0      
Mechanical defect 13       3         1       17         2       2       3      
Driver inattention 105       22         0       0         27       0       40      
Improper driving 6       1         0       0         2       0       3      
Other 69       14         0       0         16       0       18      
Total 483       100         6       100         146       7       218      






People in Crashes by Age and Sex in Cibola County, 2008


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


Drivers in Crashes by Age and Sex in Cibola County, 2008


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



Pedestrians in Crashes in Cibola County
by Pedestrian Alcohol Involvement
Pedestrians in Crashes in Cibola County
by Age Group

"Teenagers" and Young Adults in Crashes in Cibola County by Vehicle Type, 2008
Vehicle "Teenage" Drivers   Young Adult Drivers
Total Fatal Injury   Total Fatal Injury
Passenger car 51         0         13           43         0         13        
Pickup 17         0         7           28         1         8        
Semi 0         0         0           1         0         0        
Motorcycle 1         0         1           1         1         0        
Pedestrian 0         0         0           1         1         0        
Van/4 WD 7         0         2           9         1         3        
Other 0         0         0           4         0         1        
Unknown 1         0         0           3         0         2        
Total 77         0         23           90         4         27        

"Teenagers" and Young Adults Killed or Injured in Crashes
by Year in Cibola County, 1999-2008
Year "Teenagers"   Young Adults
All Crashes Alcohol Crashes   All Crashes Alcohol Crashes
Killed Injured Killed Injured   Killed Injured Killed Injured
2008 1       27       0       3         3       30       2       5      
2007 1       28       0       4         2       20       2       4      
2006 4       30       3       4         0       19       0       1      
2005 0       49       0       3         2       36       1       8      
2004 0       39       0       3         2       38       0       8      
2003 0       53       0       8         2       44       2       13      
2002 0       54       0       16         0       57       0       15      
2001 0       37       0       9         3       35       1       7      
2000 2       60       2       19         6       52       4       12      
1999 1       60       0       5         2       29       1       3