Los Lunas Community Report, 2008

Demographics

In 2008, there were 29,212 licensed drivers in Los Lunas. Of these, there were 14,500 females and 14,712 males. The population of Los Lunas was 14,153. The total number of crashes in 2008 was 339, yielding a crash rate of 24 per thousand people (total number of crashes 339 divided by total population 14,153 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 increased from last year, while belt usage in crashes involving visible and incapacitating injuries has also increased. There were no fatalities in the 7 intersections with the most crashes in 2008. Of these intersections, six involved Main St.

Alcohol-related Crash Information

Information about alcohol-involved crashes is included in all sections of this report. Of the 34 people convicted of DWI in Los Lunas, 79 percent were first-time DWI convictions (number of first convictions 27 divided by the total number of people convicted 34 times 100). The corresponding percent for the state is 68.

Crash Specifics

Crashes involving Other vehicles was the most common class, accounting for 76 percent of all crashes. Passenger cars were the vehicle type most often involved in crashes, accounting for 51 percent of all vehicles in crashes. Pickups accounted for 23 percent of vehicles involved in crashes. Together these two vehicle types comprised 77 percent of the vehicles involved in injury crashes. The most common top contributing factors were Following too close, Driver inattention and Failing to yield. There were no fatal crashes in 2008.

People in Crashes

Overall, males were 53 percent of drivers in crashes. They account for 50 percent of licensed drivers in Los Lunas. Four pedestrians were involved in crashes in 2008. In 2008, no 'Teenagers' or Young Adults were killed in crashes in Los Lunas. Statewide 14 percent of alcohol-involved drivers were under 21; in Los Lunas 10 percent (1 of 10) 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 Los Lunas
by Alcohol Involvement
Fatal and Injury Crashes in Los Lunas
by Alcohol Involvement
   




Passenger Vehicle Seatbelt Usage and Injuries in Los Lunas, 2008 - 2006
Injury Level 2008 2007 2006
Total No Belt Total No Belt Total No Belt
 Killed 0        0        2        1        3        2       
 Incapacitating injury 10        1        16        0        16        0       
 Visible injury 23        0        40        2        41        1       
 Complaint of injury 127        0        148        0        195        2       
 Unhurt 678        0        1,090        6        1,204        0       
 Total 838        1        1,296        9        1,459        5       


The Seven Intersections in Los Lunas with the Most Crashes, 2008
Intersection Crashes People
Total Fatal Injury Killed Injured
El Cerro Rd @ Main St 9         0         4         0         8        
Highway Ave @ Main St 8         0         1         0         2        
Los Lentes Rd @ Main St 14         0         1         0         1        
Main St @ NM 47 7         0         2         0         2        
Main St @ Sandoval Rd 7         0         3         0         5        
Main St @ Sichler Rd 7         0         3         0         4        
NM 263 @ NM 47 12         0         5         0         8        

Lifetime DWI convictions for Drivers
Convicted of DWI Violations in Los Lunas, 2008
Convictions Since 2004 Since 1984
 1st   27             15          
 2nd   6             8          
 3rd   0             5          
 4th   1             4          
 5th   0             0          
 6th   0             2          
 7th   0             0          
 8th   0             0          
 9th   0             0          
 10 or more   0             0          
 Total   34             34          
   Convictions are counts of people
convicted of DWI by 7/2009 for
violations in 2008 in Los Lunas.
Convictions are not comparable
to arrests.


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


Crashes in Los Lunas by Class, 2008
Classes Crashes People
Total % of Total Fatal % of Fatal Injury Killed Injured
Other vehicle 259       76         0       0         85       0       148      
Pedestrian 2       1         0       0         1       0       1      
Fixed object 44       13         0       0         10       0       14      
Veh. on other roadway 1       0         0       0         0       0       0      
Parked vehicle 11       3         0       0         2       0       3      
Overturn 13       4         0       0         10       0       12      
Other non-collision 2       1         0       0         0       0       0      
Pedalcyclist 2       1         0       0         1       0       1      
Animal 1       0         0       0         0       0       0      
Other object 4       1         0       0         1       0       1      
Total 339       100         0       0         110       0       180      

Crashes in Los Lunas by Vehicle Type, 2008
Vehicle Type Crashes People
Total % of Total Fatal % of Fatal Injury Killed Injured
Passenger car 332       51         0       0         121       0       104      
Pickup 152       23         0       0         46       0       37      
Semi 6       1         0       0         2       0       0      
Bus 2       0         0       0         2       0       4      
Motorcycle 9       1         0       0         6       0       8      
Pedalcyclist 2       0         0       0         1       0       1      
Pedestrian 4       1         0       0         1       0       1      
Van/4 WD 103       16         0       0         33       0       22      
Other 9       1         0       0         2       0       1      
Unknown 28       4         0       0         3       0       2      
Total 647       100         0       0         217       0       180      


Crashes in Los Lunas by Top Contributing Factor, 2008
Contributing Factor Crashes People
Total % of Total Fatal % of Fatal Injury Killed Injured
Alcohol involvement 15       4         0       0         5       0       8      
Red light running 10       3         0       0         5       0       7      
Failing to yield 57       17         0       0         20       0       32      
Excessive speed 47       14         0       0         14       0       23      
Driving left of center 8       2         0       0         3       0       4      
Following too close 90       27         0       0         28       0       48      
Improper turning 7       2         0       0         5       0       8      
Improper overtaking 2       1         0       0         1       0       3      
Mechanical defect 7       2         0       0         3       0       10      
Driver inattention 76       22         0       0         21       0       32      
Improper driving 1       0         0       0         0       0       0      
Other 19       6         0       0         5       0       5      
Total 339       100         0       0         110       0       180      

People in Crashes by Age and Sex in Los Lunas, 2008


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


Drivers in Crashes by Age and Sex in Los Lunas, 2008


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



Pedestrians in Crashes in Los Lunas
by Pedestrian Alcohol Involvement
Pedestrians in Crashes in Los Lunas
by Age Group
   


"Teenagers" and Young Adults in Crashes in Los Lunas by Vehicle Type, 2008
Vehicle "Teenage" Drivers   Young Adult Drivers
Total Fatal Injury   Total Fatal Injury
Passenger car 64         0         20           44         0         16        
Pickup 23         0         4           12         0         5        
Motorcycle 1         0         0           2         0         2        
Pedalcyclist 0         0         0           1         0         0        
Van/4 WD 18         0         6           3         0         1        
Unknown 2         0         1           3         0         0        
Total 108         0         31           65         0         24        


"Teenagers" and Young Adults Killed or Injured in Crashes
by Year in Los Lunas, 1999-2008
Year "Teenagers"   Young Adults
All Crashes Alcohol Crashes   All Crashes Alcohol Crashes
Killed Injured Killed Injured   Killed Injured Killed Injured
2008 0       27       0       2         0       15       0       0      
2007 0       57       0       2         1       42       1       3      
2006 0       60       0       1         0       40       0       6      
2005 0       45       0       3         0       29       0       4      
2004 1       36       0       4         0       24       0       6      
2003 0       37       0       7         0       14       0       2      
2002 0       17       0       1         0       6       0       1      
2001 1       26       0       3         1       10       1       2      
2000 1       32       1       2         0       19       0       6      
1999 0       38       0       4         0       9       0       1