Clovis Community Report, 2008

Demographics

In 2008, there were 28,305 licensed drivers in Clovis. Of these, there were 14,501 females and 13,804 males. The population of Clovis was 32,352. The total number of crashes in 2008 was 853, yielding a crash rate of 26 per thousand people (total number of crashes 853 divided by total population 32,352 times 1,000). The corresponding rate for the state was 23 per thousand people.

General Crash Information

From 1999 to 2008 the number of crashes has shown no trend. Fatal and injury crashes has also shown no trend. 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, five involved Prince St.

Alcohol-related Crash Information

Information about alcohol-involved crashes is included in all sections of this report. Of the 94 people convicted of DWI in Clovis, 88 percent were first-time DWI convictions (number of first convictions 83 divided by the total number of people convicted 94 times 100). The corresponding percent for the state is 68.

Crash Specifics

Crashes involving Other vehicles was the most common class, accounting for 73 percent of all crashes. Crashes involving Other vehicles resulted in fatalities. Passenger cars were the vehicle type most often involved in crashes, accounting for 49 percent of all vehicles in crashes. Pickups accounted for 23 percent of vehicles involved in crashes. Together these two vehicle types comprised 72 percent of the vehicles involved in injury crashes. The most common top contributing factors were Failing to yield, Following too close and Driver inattention. There were two fatal crashes in 2008. The top contributing factors for the fatal crashes were Driving left of center and Excessive speed.

People in Crashes

Overall, males were 54 percent of drivers in crashes. They account for 49 percent of licensed drivers in Clovis. Six pedestrians were involved in crashes in 2008. In 2008, no 'Teenagers' or Young Adults were killed in crashes in Clovis. Statewide 14 percent of alcohol-involved drivers were under 21; in Clovis 27 percent (6 of 22) 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 Clovis
by Alcohol Involvement
Fatal and Injury Crashes in Clovis
by Alcohol Involvement
   


Passenger Vehicle Seatbelt Usage and Injuries in Clovis, 2008 - 2006
Injury Level 2008 2007 2006
Total No Belt Total No Belt Total No Belt
 Killed 2        0        0        0        8        2       
 Incapacitating injury 5        0        13        0        29        1       
 Visible injury 34        2        27        0        49        0       
 Complaint of injury 235        1        213        0        253        0       
 Unhurt 1,562        3        2,024        3        1,723        3       
 Total 1,838        6        2,277        3        2,062        6       


The Seven Intersections in Clovis with the Most Crashes, 2008
Intersection Crashes People
Total Fatal Injury Killed Injured
1st St @ Prince St 19         0         7         0         7        
21st St @ Main St 14         0         4         0         9        
21st St @ Prince St 17         0         4         0         5        
21st St @ Thornton St 13         0         5         0         5        
Brady Ave @ Prince St 17         0         6         0         9        
Commerce Way @ Prince St 14         0         5         0         6        
Llano Estacado Blvd @ Prince St 19         0         7         0         11        

Lifetime DWI convictions for Drivers
Convicted of DWI Violations in Clovis, 2008
Convictions Since 2004 Since 1984
 1st   83             69          
 2nd   9             16          
 3rd   2             7          
 4th   0             1          
 5th   0             1          
 6th   0             0          
 7th   0             0          
 8th   0             0          
 9th   0             0          
 10 or more   0             0          
 Total   94             94          
   Convictions are counts of people
convicted of DWI by 7/2009 for
violations in 2008 in Clovis.
Convictions are not comparable
to arrests.


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


Crashes in Clovis by Class, 2008
Classes Crashes People
Total % of Total Fatal % of Fatal Injury Killed Injured
Other vehicle 621       73         2       100         182       2       275      
Pedestrian 6       1         0       0         5       0       6      
Fixed object 79       9         0       0         21       0       25      
Veh. on other roadway 2       0         0       0         1       0       1      
Parked vehicle 114       13         0       0         3       0       3      
Overturn 11       1         0       0         6       0       6      
Other non-collision 5       1         0       0         1       0       2      
Pedalcyclist 7       1         0       0         5       0       5      
Animal 5       1         0       0         0       0       0      
Other object 3       0         0       0         0       0       0      
Total 853       100         2       100         224       2       323      

Crashes in Clovis by Vehicle Type, 2008
Vehicle Type Crashes People
Total % of Total Fatal % of Fatal Injury Killed Injured
Passenger car 817       49         2       40         225       1       166      
Pickup 376       23         2       40         94       1       50      
Semi 16       1         1       20         4       0       0      
Bus 3       0         0       0         2       0       2      
Motorcycle 34       2         0       0         23       0       26      
Pedalcyclist 7       0         0       0         5       0       5      
Pedestrian 6       0         0       0         5       0       5      
Van/4 WD 246       15         0       0         63       0       63      
Other 58       3         0       0         11       0       4      
Unknown 95       6         0       0         12       0       2      
Total 1,658       100         5       100         444       2       323      


Crashes in Clovis by Top Contributing Factor, 2008
Contributing Factor Crashes People
Total % of Total Fatal % of Fatal Injury Killed Injured
Alcohol involvement 32       4         0       0         13       0       20      
Red light running 36       4         0       0         15       0       26      
Failing to yield 210       25         0       0         72       0       101      
Excessive speed 45       5         1       50         17       1       30      
Driving left of center 11       1         1       50         2       1       3      
Following too close 206       24         0       0         61       0       87      
Improper turning 31       4         0       0         8       0       9      
Improper overtaking 3       0         0       0         0       0       0      
Inop. traffic control 1       0         0       0         0       0       0      
Mechanical defect 13       2         0       0         2       0       2      
Driver inattention 178       21         0       0         19       0       25      
Improper driving 16       2         0       0         3       0       3      
Other 71       8         0       0         12       0       17      
Total 853       100         2       100         224       2       323      


People in Crashes by Age and Sex in Clovis, 2008


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


Drivers in Crashes by Age and Sex in Clovis, 2008


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



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


"Teenagers" and Young Adults in Crashes in Clovis by Vehicle Type, 2008
Vehicle "Teenage" Drivers   Young Adult Drivers
Total Fatal Injury   Total Fatal Injury
Passenger car 157         1         48           119         0         42        
Pickup 57         0         16           33         0         11        
Semi 0         0         0           1         0         0        
Bus 0         0         0           1         0         1        
Motorcycle 3         0         3           6         0         4        
Pedalcyclist 1         0         1           0         0         0        
Pedestrian 2         0         2           0         0         0        
Van/4 WD 23         0         4           26         0         7        
Other 11         0         2           7         0         2        
Unknown 1         0         1           3         0         0        
Total 255         1         77           196         0         67        


"Teenagers" and Young Adults Killed or Injured in Crashes
by Year in Clovis, 1999-2008
Year "Teenagers"   Young Adults
All Crashes Alcohol Crashes   All Crashes Alcohol Crashes
Killed Injured Killed Injured   Killed Injured Killed Injured
2008 0       57       0       4         0       45       0       2      
2007 0       40       0       3         0       44       0       4      
2006 3       63       1       2         2       45       1       4      
2005 1       73       0       5         0       58       0       5      
2004 0       98       0       8         0       63       0       3      
2003 0       89       0       3         0       57       0       2      
2002 1       78       1       0         0       57       0       6      
2001 0       78       0       9         0       42       0       4      
2000 0       78       0       7         0       48       0       3      
1999 0       65       0       4         0       36       0       6