Raton Community Report, 2008

Demographics

In 2008, there were 6,121 licensed drivers in Raton. Of these, there were 3,070 females and 3,050 males. The population of Raton was 6,465. The total number of crashes in 2008 was 175, yielding a crash rate of 27 per thousand people (total number of crashes 175 divided by total population 6,465 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 2005 to 2008. Belt usage (as a percentage) has decreased from last year, while belt usage in crashes involving visible and incapacitating injuries has not changed. There were no fatalities in the 7 intersections with the most crashes in 2008. Of these intersections, six involved 2nd St.

Alcohol-related Crash Information

Information about alcohol-involved crashes is included in all sections of this report. Of the 27 people convicted of DWI in Raton, 85 percent were first-time DWI convictions (number of first convictions 23 divided by the total number of people convicted 27 times 100). The corresponding percent for the state is 68.

Crash Specifics

Crashes involving Other vehicles was the most common class, accounting for 55 percent of all crashes. Crashes involving Pedestrians resulted in fatalities. Passenger cars were the vehicle type most often involved in crashes, accounting for 50 percent of all vehicles in crashes. Van/4 WDs accounted for 20 percent of vehicles involved in crashes. Together these two vehicle types comprised 78 percent of the vehicles involved in injury crashes. The most common top contributing factors were Driver inattention, Other and Failing to yield. There was one fatal crash in 2008. The top contributing factor for the fatal crash was Alcohol involvement.

People in Crashes

Overall, males were 51 percent of drivers in crashes. They account for 50 percent of licensed drivers in Raton. Two pedestrians were involved in crashes in 2008. In 2008, no 'Teenagers' or Young Adults were killed in crashes in Raton. Statewide 14 percent of alcohol-involved drivers were under 21; in Raton 36 percent (4 of 11) 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 Raton
by Alcohol Involvement
Fatal and Injury Crashes in Raton
by Alcohol Involvement
   




Passenger Vehicle Seatbelt Usage and Injuries in Raton, 2008 - 2006
Injury Level 2008 2007 2006
Total No Belt Total No Belt Total No Belt
 Killed 0        0        0        0        2        1       
 Incapacitating injury 0        0        3        0        2        0       
 Visible injury 8        0        7        0        13        1       
 Complaint of injury 33        1        27        0        36        0       
 Unhurt 281        1        309        0        259        1       
 Total 322        2        346        0        312        3       




The Seven Intersections in Raton with the Most Crashes, 2008
Intersection Crashes People
Total Fatal Injury Killed Injured
2nd St @ Clayton Rd 2         0         1         0         1        
2nd St @ Cook Ave 2         0         0         0         0        
2nd St @ Galisteo Ave 2         0         2         0         4        
2nd St @ Legion Dr 3         0         2         0         2        
2nd St @ Rio Grande Ave 2         0         1         0         1        
2nd St @ Tiger Dr 3         0         0         0         0        
5th St @ Moulton Ave 2         0         1         0         1        

Lifetime DWI convictions for Drivers
Convicted of DWI Violations in Raton, 2008
Convictions Since 2004 Since 1984
 1st   23             18          
 2nd   4             6          
 3rd   0             3          
 4th   0             0          
 5th   0             0          
 6th   0             0          
 7th   0             0          
 8th   0             0          
 9th   0             0          
 10 or more   0             0          
 Total   27             27          
   Convictions are counts of people
convicted of DWI by 7/2009 for
violations in 2008 in Raton.
Convictions are not comparable
to arrests.


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


Crashes in Raton by Class, 2008
Classes Crashes People
Total % of Total Fatal % of Fatal Injury Killed Injured
Other vehicle 97       55         0       0         20       0       31      
Pedestrian 2       1         1       100         1       1       1      
Fixed object 24       14         0       0         6       0       6      
Veh. on other roadway 1       1         0       0         0       0       0      
Parked vehicle 35       20         0       0         2       0       3      
Overturn 5       3         0       0         2       0       2      
Animal 8       5         0       0         1       0       1      
Other object 3       2         0       0         1       0       1      
Total 175       100         1       100         33       1       45      

Crashes in Raton by Vehicle Type, 2008
Vehicle Type Crashes People
Total % of Total Fatal % of Fatal Injury Killed Injured
Passenger car 157       50         0       0         37       0       33      
Pickup 52       17         0       0         5       0       2      
Semi 3       1         0       0         0       0       0      
Bus 1       0         0       0         1       0       0      
Motorcycle 8       3         0       0         3       0       3      
Pedestrian 2       1         1       50         1       1       1      
Van/4 WD 63       20         1       50         9       0       6      
Other 10       3         0       0         1       0       0      
Unknown 19       6         0       0         2       0       0      
Total 315       100         2       100         59       1       45      

Crashes in Raton by Top Contributing Factor, 2008
Contributing Factor Crashes People
Total % of Total Fatal % of Fatal Injury Killed Injured
Alcohol involvement 13       7         1       100         4       1       5      
Red light running 5       3         0       0         2       0       3      
Failing to yield 20       11         0       0         6       0       12      
Excessive speed 14       8         0       0         3       0       4      
Driving left of center 3       2         0       0         2       0       2      
Following too close 8       5         0       0         0       0       0      
Improper turning 6       3         0       0         1       0       2      
Improper overtaking 1       1         0       0         0       0       0      
Mechanical defect 2       1         0       0         0       0       0      
Driver inattention 78       45         0       0         10       0       12      
Improper driving 4       2         0       0         0       0       0      
Other 21       12         0       0         5       0       5      
Total 175       100         1       100         33       1       45      


People in Crashes by Age and Sex in Raton, 2008


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


Drivers in Crashes by Age and Sex in Raton, 2008


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



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


"Teenagers" and Young Adults in Crashes in Raton by Vehicle Type, 2008
Vehicle "Teenage" Drivers   Young Adult Drivers
Total Fatal Injury   Total Fatal Injury
Passenger car 24         0         10           14         0         3        
Pickup 4         0         3           3         0         1        
Motorcycle 1         0         0           1         0         1        
Pedestrian 0         0         0           1         0         1        
Van/4 WD 10         0         2           2         1         0        
Other 2         0         0           1         0         0        
Unknown 1         0         0           0         0         0        
Total 42         0         15           22         1         6        


"Teenagers" and Young Adults Killed or Injured in Crashes
by Year in Raton, 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         0       5       0       0      
2007 0       7       0       0         0       7       0       0      
2006 0       11       0       0         0       4       0       1      
2005 0       10       0       0         0       9       0       0      
2004 0       14       0       3         0       9       0       0      
2003 1       15       1       4         0       13       0       1      
2002 0       13       0       1         0       9       0       5      
2001 0       7       0       3         0       10       0       2      
2000 0       11       0       1         0       3       0       0      
1999 0       10       0       2         0       3       0       0