Lovington Community Report, 2008

Demographics

In 2008, there were 9,002 licensed drivers in Lovington. Of these, there were 4,456 females and 4,546 males. The population of Lovington was 9,975. The total number of crashes in 2008 was 204, yielding a crash rate of 20 per thousand people (total number of crashes 204 divided by total population 9,975 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 have shown a downward trend from 2004 to 2007. Belt usage (as a percentage) has decreased from last year, while belt usage in crashes involving visible and incapacitating injuries has increased. There was one fatality in the 7 intersections with the most crashes in 2008. Of these intersections, four involved Ave D.

Alcohol-related Crash Information

Information about alcohol-involved crashes is included in all sections of this report. Of the 33 people convicted of DWI in Lovington, 79 percent were first-time DWI convictions (number of first convictions 26 divided by the total number of people convicted 33 times 100). The corresponding percent for the state is 68.

Crash Specifics

Crashes involving Other vehicles was the most common class, accounting for 68 percent of all crashes. Crashes involving Overturns and Other vehicles resulted in fatalities. Passenger cars were the vehicle type most often involved in crashes, accounting for 40 percent of all vehicles in crashes. Pickups accounted for 32 percent of vehicles involved in crashes. Together these two vehicle types comprised 65 percent of the vehicles involved in injury crashes. The most common top contributing factors were Failing to yield, Driver inattention and Red light running. There were two fatal crashes in 2008. The top contributing factors for the fatal crashes were Failing to yield and Alcohol involvement.

People in Crashes

Overall, males were 50 percent of drivers in crashes. They account for 50 percent of licensed drivers in Lovington. One pedestrian was involved in a crash in 2008. In 2008, no 'Teenagers' and one Young Adult were killed in crashes in Lovington. Statewide 14 percent of alcohol-involved drivers were under 21; in Lovington 13 percent (1 of 8) 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 Lovington
by Alcohol Involvement
Fatal and Injury Crashes in Lovington
by Alcohol Involvement
   




Passenger Vehicle Seatbelt Usage and Injuries in Lovington, 2008 - 2006
Injury Level 2008 2007 2006
Total No Belt Total No Belt Total No Belt
 Killed 1        1        1        1        0        0       
 Incapacitating injury 2        0        4        3        7        1       
 Visible injury 10        1        6        0        8        1       
 Complaint of injury 37        0        26        0        39        2       
 Unhurt 362        2        419        0        347        19       
 Total 412        4        456        4        401        23       


The Seven Intersections in Lovington with the Most Crashes, 2008
Intersection Crashes People
Total Fatal Injury Killed Injured
17th St @ Ave D 9         0         1         0         1        
2nd St @ Ave D 8         0         4         0         4        
8th St @ Jackson Ave 5         0         2         0         2        
Ave D @ Commercial St 4         0         1         0         1        
Ave D @ Main St 9         0         1         0         3        
Commercial St @ Main St 5         1         1         1         1        
Main St @ Washington Ave 6         0         1         0         1        

Lifetime DWI convictions for Drivers
Convicted of DWI Violations in Lovington, 2008
Convictions Since 2004 Since 1984
 1st   26             21          
 2nd   6             6          
 3rd   1             3          
 4th   0             3          
 5th   0             0          
 6th   0             0          
 7th   0             0          
 8th   0             0          
 9th   0             0          
 10 or more   0             0          
 Total   33             33          
   Convictions are counts of people
convicted of DWI by 7/2009 for
violations in 2008 in Lovington.
Convictions are not comparable
to arrests.


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


Crashes in Lovington by Class, 2008
Classes Crashes People
Total % of Total Fatal % of Fatal Injury Killed Injured
Other vehicle 139       68         1       50         38       1       55      
Pedestrian 1       0         0       0         1       0       1      
Fixed object 27       13         0       0         2       0       2      
Veh. on other roadway 1       0         0       0         0       0       0      
Parked vehicle 30       15         0       0         0       0       0      
Overturn 3       1         1       50         1       1       1      
Pedalcyclist 1       0         0       0         1       0       1      
Other object 2       1         0       0         1       0       1      
Total 204       100         2       100         44       2       61      

Crashes in Lovington by Vehicle Type, 2008
Vehicle Type Crashes People
Total % of Total Fatal % of Fatal Injury Killed Injured
Passenger car 154       40         2       67         34       1       29      
Pickup 121       32         1       33         23       1       13      
Semi 7       2         0       0         2       0       0      
Motorcycle 4       1         0       0         3       0       4      
Pedalcyclist 1       0         0       0         1       0       1      
Pedestrian 1       0         0       0         1       0       1      
Van/4 WD 63       16         0       0         19       0       10      
Other 10       3         0       0         4       0       2      
Unknown 21       5         0       0         1       0       1      
Total 382       100         3       100         88       2       61      


Crashes in Lovington by Top Contributing Factor, 2008
Contributing Factor Crashes People
Total % of Total Fatal % of Fatal Injury Killed Injured
Alcohol involvement 12       6         1       50         2       1       3      
Red light running 24       12         0       0         9       0       13      
Failing to yield 54       26         1       50         16       1       23      
Excessive speed 8       4         0       0         1       0       1      
Driving left of center 5       2         0       0         0       0       0      
Following too close 19       9         0       0         4       0       4      
Improper turning 10       5         0       0         0       0       0      
Improper overtaking 6       3         0       0         0       0       0      
Mechanical defect 2       1         0       0         0       0       0      
Driver inattention 42       21         0       0         7       0       9      
Improper driving 4       2         0       0         0       0       0      
Other 18       9         0       0         5       0       8      
Total 204       100         2       100         44       2       61      


People in Crashes by Age and Sex in Lovington, 2008


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


Drivers in Crashes by Age and Sex in Lovington, 2008


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



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


"Teenagers" and Young Adults in Crashes in Lovington by Vehicle Type, 2008
Vehicle "Teenage" Drivers   Young Adult Drivers
Total Fatal Injury   Total Fatal Injury
Passenger car 34         0         7           15         0         4        
Pickup 20         0         2           10         1         4        
Motorcycle 0         0         0           1         0         1        
Van/4 WD 7         0         2           6         0         2        
Other 1         0         0           2         0         2        
Unknown 1         0         0           0         0         0        
Total 63         0         11           34         1         13        


"Teenagers" and Young Adults Killed or Injured in Crashes
by Year in Lovington, 1999-2008
Year "Teenagers"   Young Adults
All Crashes Alcohol Crashes   All Crashes Alcohol Crashes
Killed Injured Killed Injured   Killed Injured Killed Injured
2008 0       10       0       0         1       6       1       0      
2007 0       12       0       1         0       4       0       0      
2006 0       12       0       0         0       4       0       0      
2005 0       15       0       0         0       12       0       1      
2004 0       17       0       0         0       6       0       1      
2003 0       14       0       0         0       6       0       0      
2002 0       13       0       1         0       8       0       1      
2001 0       22       0       3         0       13       0       1      
2000 1       27       1       2         0       6       0       2      
1999 2       21       2       5         0       5       0       1