Rio Rancho Community Report, 2008

Demographics

In 2008, there were 60,539 licensed drivers in Rio Rancho. Of these, there were 30,884 females and 29,655 males. The population of Rio Rancho was 79,651. The total number of crashes in 2008 was 1,064, yielding a crash rate of 13 per thousand people (total number of crashes 1,064 divided by total population 79,651 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 increased from last year, while belt usage in crashes involving visible and incapacitating injuries has also increased. There was one fatality in the 7 intersections with the most crashes in 2008. Of these intersections, six involved Rio Rancho Dr.

Alcohol-related Crash Information

Information about alcohol-involved crashes is included in all sections of this report. Of the 223 people convicted of DWI in Rio Rancho, 78 percent were first-time DWI convictions (number of first convictions 175 divided by the total number of people convicted 223 times 100). The corresponding percent for the state is 68.

Crash Specifics

Crashes involving Other vehicles was the most common class, accounting for 73 percent of all crashes. Crashes involving Overturns, Fixed objects and Other vehicles resulted in fatalities. Passenger cars were the vehicle type most often involved in crashes, accounting for 52 percent of all vehicles in crashes. Van/4 WDs accounted for 20 percent of vehicles involved in crashes. Together these two vehicle types comprised 74 percent of the vehicles involved in injury crashes. The most common top contributing factors were Driver inattention, Following too close and Failing to yield. There were four fatal crashes in 2008. The top contributing factor for the fatal crashes was Failing to yield.

People in Crashes

Overall, males were 56 percent of drivers in crashes. They account for 49 percent of licensed drivers in Rio Rancho. Five pedestrians were involved in crashes in 2008. In 2008, no 'Teenagers' and one Young Adult were killed in crashes in Rio Rancho. Statewide 14 percent of alcohol-involved drivers were under 21; in Rio Rancho 22 percent (14 of 63) 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 Rio Rancho
by Alcohol Involvement
Fatal and Injury Crashes in Rio Rancho
by Alcohol Involvement
   




Passenger Vehicle Seatbelt Usage and Injuries in Rio Rancho, 2008 - 2006
Injury Level 2008 2007 2006
Total No Belt Total No Belt Total No Belt
 Killed 2        0        0        0        1        0       
 Incapacitating injury 29        0        24        2        31        0       
 Visible injury 72        1        61        0        91        0       
 Complaint of injury 323        0        328        0        430        0       
 Unhurt 1,875        3        2,362        4        2,386        1       
 Total 2,301        4        2,775        6        2,939        1       




The Seven Intersections in Rio Rancho with the Most Crashes, 2008
Intersection Crashes People
Total Fatal Injury Killed Injured
Enchanted Hills Blvd @ Rio Rancho Dr 18         0         8         0         13        
Ridgecrest Dr @ Rio Rancho Dr 20         0         6         0         8        
Rio Rancho Dr @ Sabana Grande Ave 17         0         7         0         9        
Rio Rancho Dr @ Sara Rd 33         1         10         1         19        
Rio Rancho Dr @ Southern Blvd 43         0         15         0         24        
Rio Rancho Dr @ US 550 22         0         9         0         14        
Southern Blvd @ Unser Blvd 36         0         7         0         13        

Lifetime DWI convictions for Drivers
Convicted of DWI Violations in Rio Rancho, 2008
Convictions Since 2004 Since 1984
 1st   175             149          
 2nd   33             41          
 3rd   14             25          
 4th   0             6          
 5th   1             2          
 6th   0             0          
 7th   0             0          
 8th   0             0          
 9th   0             0          
 10 or more   0             0          
 Total   223             223          
   Convictions are counts of people
convicted of DWI by 7/2009 for
violations in 2008 in Rio Rancho.
Convictions are not comparable
to arrests.


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


Crashes in Rio Rancho by Class, 2008
Classes Crashes People
Total % of Total Fatal % of Fatal Injury Killed Injured
Other vehicle 778       73         2       50         246       2       396      
Pedestrian 5       0         0       0         5       0       5      
Fixed object 128       12         1       25         29       1       34      
Parked vehicle 80       8         0       0         9       0       10      
Overturn 40       4         1       25         21       1       26      
Other non-collision 14       1         0       0         5       0       5      
Pedalcyclist 7       1         0       0         7       0       7      
Animal 4       0         0       0         0       0       0      
Other object 8       1         0       0         2       0       2      
Total 1,064       100         4       100         324       4       485      

Crashes in Rio Rancho by Vehicle Type, 2008
Vehicle Type Crashes People
Total % of Total Fatal % of Fatal Injury Killed Injured
Passenger car 1,054       52         3       33         334       2       275      
Pickup 357       18         1       11         97       0       52      
Semi 10       0         0       0         1       0       0      
Bus 3       0         0       0         0       0       0      
Motorcycle 45       2         2       22         27       2       27      
Pedalcyclist 7       0         0       0         7       0       7      
Pedestrian 5       0         0       0         5       0       5      
Van/4 WD 401       20         2       22         135       0       105      
Other 47       2         1       11         16       0       10      
Unknown 101       5         0       0         13       0       4      
Total 2,030       100         9       100         635       4       485      

Crashes in Rio Rancho by Top Contributing Factor, 2008
Contributing Factor Crashes People
Total % of Total Fatal % of Fatal Injury Killed Injured
Alcohol involvement 78       7         1       25         32       1       42      
Red light running 49       5         0       0         22       0       32      
Failing to yield 171       16         2       50         68       2       122      
Excessive speed 89       8         0       0         23       0       34      
Driving left of center 15       1         0       0         1       0       2      
Following too close 219       21         0       0         78       0       115      
Improper turning 27       3         0       0         6       0       11      
Improper overtaking 7       1         0       0         0       0       0      
Mechanical defect 14       1         0       0         3       0       4      
Driver inattention 297       28         1       25         76       1       105      
Improper driving 11       1         0       0         0       0       0      
Other 87       8         0       0         15       0       18      
Total 1,064       100         4       100         324       4       485      


People in Crashes by Age and Sex in Rio Rancho, 2008


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


Drivers in Crashes by Age and Sex in Rio Rancho, 2008


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



Pedestrians in Crashes in Rio Rancho
by Pedestrian Alcohol Involvement
Pedestrians in Crashes in Rio Rancho
by Age Group
   


"Teenagers" and Young Adults in Crashes in Rio Rancho by Vehicle Type, 2008
Vehicle "Teenage" Drivers   Young Adult Drivers
Total Fatal Injury   Total Fatal Injury
Passenger car 215         0         68           147         0         54        
Pickup 41         0         15           41         0         15        
Motorcycle 2         0         2           9         1         5        
Pedalcyclist 1         0         1           1         0         1        
Pedestrian 0         0         0           2         0         2        
Van/4 WD 46         0         18           35         0         12        
Other 4         0         2           6         0         3        
Unknown 2         0         2           6         0         1        
Total 311         0         108           247         1         93        


"Teenagers" and Young Adults Killed or Injured in Crashes
by Year in Rio Rancho, 1999-2008
Year "Teenagers"   Young Adults
All Crashes Alcohol Crashes   All Crashes Alcohol Crashes
Killed Injured Killed Injured   Killed Injured Killed Injured
2008 0       92       0       9         1       58       0       8      
2007 0       86       0       2         0       55       0       8      
2006 1       87       1       5         1       54       1       7      
2005 0       126       0       9         1       72       1       5      
2004 0       121       0       10         0       64       0       11      
2003 1       107       0       3         4       52       1       11      
2002 1       105       1       4         1       57       1       8      
2001 0       93       0       6         0       50       0       5      
2000 1       112       1       5         1       40       1       2      
1999 1       69       0       3         1       41       1       2