Quay County Report, 2008

Demographics

In 2008, there were 7,330 licensed drivers in Quay County. Of these, there were 3,685 females and 3,645 males. The population of Quay County was 8,929. The total number of crashes in 2008 was 213, yielding a crash rate of 24 per thousand people (total number of crashes 213 divided by total population 8,929 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 also shown no trend from 1999 to 2008. Belt usage (as a percentage) has increased from last year, while belt usage in crashes involving visible and incapacitating injuries has decreased.

Alcohol-related Crash Information

Information about alcohol-involved crashes is included in all sections of this report. Of the 38 people convicted of DWI in Quay County, 79 percent were first-time DWI convictions (number of first convictions 30 divided by the total number of people convicted 38 times 100). The corresponding percent for the state is 68.

Crash Specifics

Crashes involving Other vehicles was the most common class, accounting for 39 percent of all crashes. Crashes involving Animals, Overturns, Parked vehicles, Veh. on other roadways, Fixed objects and Other vehicles resulted in fatalities. Passenger cars were the vehicle type most often involved in crashes, accounting for 33 percent of all vehicles in crashes. Pickups accounted for 25 percent of vehicles involved in crashes. Together these two vehicle types comprised 63 percent of the vehicles involved in injury crashes. The three most common top contributing factors were Other, Driver inattention and Failing to yield. There were nine fatal crashes in 2008. The top contributing factor for the fatal crashes was Driving left of center.

People in Crashes

Overall, males were 70 percent of drivers in crashes. They account for 50 percent of licensed drivers in Quay County. No pedestrians were involved in crashes in 2008. In 2008, no 'Teenagers' and four Young Adults were killed in crashes in Quay County. Statewide 14 percent of alcohol-involved drivers were under 21; in Quay County 20 percent (1 of 5) 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 Quay County
by Alcohol Involvement
Fatal and Injury Crashes in Quay County
by Alcohol Involvement




Passenger Vehicle Seatbelt Usage and Injuries in Quay County, 2008 - 2006
Injury Level 2008 2007 2006
Total No Belt Total No Belt Total No Belt
 Killed 5        1        4        4        8        4       
 Incapacitating injury 15        3        23        6        22        3       
 Visible injury 15        1        37        1        31        0       
 Complaint of injury 41        1        44        0        53        1       
 Unhurt 240        0        378        3        270        4       
 Total 316        6        486        14        384        12       




Lifetime DWI convictions for Drivers
Convicted of DWI Violations in Quay County, 2008
Convictions Since 2004 Since 1984
 1st   30             23          
 2nd   6             7          
 3rd   2             6          
 4th   0             0          
 5th   0             2          
 6th   0             0          
 7th   0             0          
 8th   0             0          
 9th   0             0          
 10 or more   0             0          
 Total   38             38          
   Convictions are counts of people
convicted of DWI by 7/2009 for
violations in 2008 in Quay County.
Convictions are not comparable
to arrests.




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


Crashes in Quay County by Class, 2008
Classes Crashes People
Total % of Total Fatal % of Fatal Injury Killed Injured
Other vehicle 83       39         2       22         21       4       42      
Fixed object 43       20         1       11         10       3       11      
Veh. on other roadway 1       0         1       11         0       1       0      
Parked vehicle 11       5         1       11         1       1       5      
Overturn 23       11         3       33         12       3       26      
Other non-collision 13       6         0       0         5       0       5      
Animal 31       15         1       11         0       1       0      
Other object 8       4         0       0         2       0       5      
Total 213       100         9       100         51       13       94      


Crashes in Quay County by Vehicle Type, 2008
Vehicle Type Crashes People
Total % of Total Fatal % of Fatal Injury Killed Injured
Passenger car 103       33         4       31         30       4       41      
Pickup 78       25         3       23         16       4       19      
Semi 56       18         3       23         10       2       6      
Bus 1       0         0       0         0       0       0      
Motorcycle 6       2         0       0         4       0       5      
Van/4 WD 52       17         3       23         10       3       19      
Other 7       2         0       0         2       0       2      
Unknown 8       3         0       0         1       0       2      
Total 311       100         13       100         73       13       94      






Crashes in Quay County by Top Contributing Factor, 2008
Contributing Factor Crashes People
Total % of Total Fatal % of Fatal Injury Killed Injured
Alcohol involvement 8       4         1       11         3       3       5      
Red light running 7       3         0       0         2       0       2      
Failing to yield 27       13         0       0         6       0       14      
Excessive speed 26       12         1       11         12       1       22      
Driving left of center 8       4         3       33         2       4       9      
Following too close 2       1         0       0         1       0       2      
Improper turning 5       2         0       0         3       0       5      
Improper overtaking 9       4         0       0         2       0       4      
Mechanical defect 16       8         0       0         5       0       6      
Driver inattention 48       23         1       11         9       1       16      
Improper driving 3       1         1       11         0       1       0      
Other 54       25         2       22         6       3       9      
Total 213       100         9       100         51       13       94      






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


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


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


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



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



"Teenagers" and Young Adults in Crashes in Quay County by Vehicle Type, 2008
Vehicle "Teenage" Drivers   Young Adult Drivers
Total Fatal Injury   Total Fatal Injury
Passenger car 15         0         5           11         1         4        
Pickup 9         0         0           8         1         1        
Semi 0         0         0           1         0         0        
Van/4 WD 3         0         0           4         0         0        
Total 27         0         5           24         2         5        



"Teenagers" and Young Adults Killed or Injured in Crashes
by Year in Quay County, 1999-2008
Year "Teenagers"   Young Adults
All Crashes Alcohol Crashes   All Crashes Alcohol Crashes
Killed Injured Killed Injured   Killed Injured Killed Injured
2008 0       11       0       2         4       5       2       0      
2007 0       15       0       1         1       11       0       2      
2006 0       15       0       2         0       9       0       2      
2005 1       10       0       0         0       21       0       0      
2004 1       34       0       3         1       18       0       1      
2003 1       10       1       1         0       9       0       3      
2002 2       13       0       0         3       14       2       2      
2001 1       23       0       8         1       17       0       4      
2000 1       18       1       3         0       17       0       4      
1999 1       22       1       3         1       14       0       3