Grants Community Report, 2008

Demographics

In 2008, there were 7,057 licensed drivers in Grants. Of these, there were 3,682 females and 3,375 males. The population of Grants was 8,871. The total number of crashes in 2008 was 189, yielding a crash rate of 21 per thousand people (total number of crashes 189 divided by total population 8,871 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 shown an upward 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, four involved Santa Fe Ave.

Alcohol-related Crash Information

Information about alcohol-involved crashes is included in all sections of this report. Of the 48 people convicted of DWI in Grants, 65 percent were first-time DWI convictions (number of first convictions 31 divided by the total number of people convicted 48 times 100). The corresponding percent for the state is 68.

Crash Specifics

Crashes involving Other vehicles was the most common class, accounting for 63 percent of all crashes. Crashes involving Other vehicles resulted in fatalities. Passenger cars were the vehicle type most often involved in crashes, accounting for 50 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 Driver inattention, Failing to yield and Excessive speed. There was one fatal crash in 2008. The top contributing factor for the fatal crash was Alcohol involvement.

People in Crashes

Overall, males were 53 percent of drivers in crashes. They account for 48 percent of licensed drivers in Grants. No pedestrians were involved in crashes in 2008. In 2008, no 'Teenagers' or Young Adults were killed in crashes in Grants. Statewide 14 percent of alcohol-involved drivers were under 21; in Grants 0 percent (0 of 15) 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 Grants
by Alcohol Involvement
Fatal and Injury Crashes in Grants
by Alcohol Involvement
   




Passenger Vehicle Seatbelt Usage and Injuries in Grants, 2008 - 2006
Injury Level 2008 2007 2006
Total No Belt Total No Belt Total No Belt
 Killed 1        0        0        0        1        1       
 Incapacitating injury 3        0        0        0        2        0       
 Visible injury 15        0        22        0        17        3       
 Complaint of injury 59        0        47        0        33        0       
 Unhurt 308        0        326        0        284        2       
 Total 386        0        395        0        337        6       


The Seven Intersections in Grants with the Most Crashes, 2008
Intersection Crashes People
Total Fatal Injury Killed Injured
1st St @ High St 4         0         1         0         1        
1st St @ Santa Fe Ave 4         0         2         0         2        
Ice Caves Rd @ Santa Fe Ave 5         0         1         0         1        
Lobo Canyon Rd @ Roosevelt Ave 5         0         3         0         4        
Mc Arthur St @ Santa Fe Ave 5         0         1         0         1        
Mesa Blvd @ Roosevelt Ave 4         0         2         0         3        
Nimitz St @ Santa Fe Ave 4         0         2         0         4        

Lifetime DWI convictions for Drivers
Convicted of DWI Violations in Grants, 2008
Convictions Since 2004 Since 1984
 1st   31             28          
 2nd   13             12          
 3rd   4             4          
 4th   0             4          
 5th   0             0          
 6th   0             0          
 7th   0             0          
 8th   0             0          
 9th   0             0          
 10 or more   0             0          
 Total   48             48          
   Convictions are counts of people
convicted of DWI by 7/2009 for
violations in 2008 in Grants.
Convictions are not comparable
to arrests.


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


Crashes in Grants by Class, 2008
Classes Crashes People
Total % of Total Fatal % of Fatal Injury Killed Injured
Other vehicle 119       63         1       100         35       1       58      
Fixed object 27       14         0       0         9       0       11      
Veh. on other roadway 1       1         0       0         1       0       1      
Parked vehicle 16       8         0       0         1       0       3      
Overturn 15       8         0       0         6       0       7      
Other non-collision 4       2         0       0         1       0       1      
Pedalcyclist 1       1         0       0         1       0       1      
Animal 1       1         0       0         0       0       0      
Other object 5       3         0       0         1       0       2      
Total 189       100         1       100         55       1       84      

Crashes in Grants by Vehicle Type, 2008
Vehicle Type Crashes People
Total % of Total Fatal % of Fatal Injury Killed Injured
Passenger car 166       50         2       67         54       1       58      
Pickup 75       23         0       0         14       0       8      
Semi 7       2         1       33         1       0       1      
Motorcycle 4       1         0       0         3       0       3      
Pedalcyclist 1       0         0       0         1       0       1      
Van/4 WD 53       16         0       0         15       0       12      
Other 7       2         0       0         3       0       1      
Unknown 20       6         0       0         3       0       0      
Total 333       100         3       100         94       1       84      


Crashes in Grants by Top Contributing Factor, 2008
Contributing Factor Crashes People
Total % of Total Fatal % of Fatal Injury Killed Injured
Alcohol involvement 15       8         1       100         7       1       11      
Red light running 13       7         0       0         5       0       6      
Failing to yield 47       25         0       0         16       0       28      
Excessive speed 19       10         0       0         6       0       6      
Driving left of center 3       2         0       0         0       0       0      
Following too close 12       6         0       0         2       0       5      
Improper turning 7       4         0       0         0       0       0      
Improper overtaking 1       1         0       0         0       0       0      
Mechanical defect 4       2         0       0         2       0       2      
Driver inattention 53       28         0       0         13       0       21      
Improper driving 5       3         0       0         2       0       3      
Other 10       5         0       0         2       0       2      
Total 189       100         1       100         55       1       84      




People in Crashes by Age and Sex in Grants, 2008


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


Drivers in Crashes by Age and Sex in Grants, 2008


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



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


"Teenagers" and Young Adults in Crashes in Grants by Vehicle Type, 2008
Vehicle "Teenage" Drivers   Young Adult Drivers
Total Fatal Injury   Total Fatal Injury
Passenger car 26         0         5           20         0         6        
Pickup 8         0         3           8         0         1        
Motorcycle 1         0         1           0         0         0        
Van/4 WD 4         0         2           3         0         1        
Unknown 1         0         0           0         0         0        
Total 40         0         11           31         0         8        


"Teenagers" and Young Adults Killed or Injured in Crashes
by Year in Grants, 1999-2008
Year "Teenagers"   Young Adults
All Crashes Alcohol Crashes   All Crashes Alcohol Crashes
Killed Injured Killed Injured   Killed Injured Killed Injured
2008 0       13       0       0         0       7       0       1      
2007 0       17       0       1         0       9       0       1      
2006 0       14       0       1         0       6       0       0      
2005 0       26       0       1         0       11       0       3      
2004 0       17       0       2         0       10       0       1      
2003 0       26       0       1         1       15       1       2      
2002 0       15       0       4         0       23       0       8      
2001 0       10       0       0         0       12       0       3      
2000 0       21       0       6         0       13       0       5      
1999 1       29       0       1         0       9       0       0