Roosevelt County Report, 2008

Demographics

In 2008, there were 12,402 licensed drivers in Roosevelt County. Of these, there were 6,253 females and 6,149 males. The population of Roosevelt County was 18,889. The total number of crashes in 2008 was 330, yielding a crash rate of 17 per thousand people (total number of crashes 330 divided by total population 18,889 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 shown a downward trend from 2004 to 2008. Belt usage (as a percentage) has increased slightly 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 83 people convicted of DWI in Roosevelt County, 86 percent were first-time DWI convictions (number of first convictions 71 divided by the total number of people convicted 83 times 100). The corresponding percent for the state is 68.

Crash Specifics

Crashes involving Other vehicles was the most common class, accounting for 48 percent of all crashes. Crashes involving Overturns, 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 38 percent of all vehicles in crashes. Pickups accounted for 29 percent of vehicles involved in crashes. Together these two vehicle types comprised 61 percent of the vehicles involved in injury crashes. The three most common top contributing factors were Driver inattention, Failing to yield and Other. There were five fatal crashes in 2008. The top contributing factor for the fatal crashes was Alcohol involvement.

People in Crashes

Overall, males were 61 percent of drivers in crashes. They account for 50 percent of licensed drivers in Roosevelt County. One pedestrian was involved in a crash in 2008. In 2008, one 'Teenager' and no Young Adults were killed in crashes in Roosevelt County. Statewide 14 percent of alcohol-involved drivers were under 21; in Roosevelt County 13 percent (3 of 23) 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 Roosevelt County
by Alcohol Involvement
Fatal and Injury Crashes in Roosevelt County
by Alcohol Involvement




Passenger Vehicle Seatbelt Usage and Injuries in Roosevelt County, 2008 - 2006
Injury Level 2008 2007 2006
Total No Belt Total No Belt Total No Belt
 Killed 5        1        2        2        2        1       
 Incapacitating injury 9        1        12        0        15        0       
 Visible injury 30        3        41        4        46        4       
 Complaint of injury 54        3        51        2        76        1       
 Unhurt 407        2        466        4        645        7       
 Total 505        10        572        12        784        13       




Lifetime DWI convictions for Drivers
Convicted of DWI Violations in Roosevelt County, 2008
Convictions Since 2004 Since 1984
 1st   71             57          
 2nd   10             19          
 3rd   2             7          
 4th   0             0          
 5th   0             0          
 6th   0             0          
 7th   0             0          
 8th   0             0          
 9th   0             0          
 10 or more   0             0          
 Total   83             83          
   Convictions are counts of people
convicted of DWI by 7/2009 for
violations in 2008 in Roosevelt County
Convictions are not comparable
to arrests.




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


Crashes in Roosevelt County by Class, 2008
Classes Crashes People
Total % of Total Fatal % of Fatal Injury Killed Injured
Other vehicle 159       48         1       20         34       2       50      
Pedestrian 1       0         0       0         1       0       1      
Fixed object 52       16         2       40         18       2       24      
Veh. on other roadway 3       1         1       20         1       1       2      
Parked vehicle 46       14         0       0         4       0       5      
Overturn 36       11         1       20         25       1       33      
Other non-collision 5       2         0       0         2       0       2      
Pedalcyclist 3       1         0       0         3       0       3      
Animal 23       7         0       0         2       0       2      
Other object 2       1         0       0         0       0       0      
Total 330       100         5       100         90       6       122      


Crashes in Roosevelt County by Vehicle Type, 2008
Vehicle Type Crashes People
Total % of Total Fatal % of Fatal Injury Killed Injured
Passenger car 207       38         3       43         49       4       53      
Pickup 155       29         2       29         32       0       30      
Semi 20       4         0       0         8       0       3      
Bus 3       1         0       0         0       0       0      
Motorcycle 11       2         0       0         10       0       10      
Pedalcyclist 3       1         0       0         3       0       3      
Pedestrian 1       0         0       0         1       0       1      
Van/4 WD 62       11         2       29         15       2       13      
Other 33       6         0       0         8       0       5      
Unknown 48       9         0       0         7       0       4      
Total 543       100         7       100         133       6       122      






Crashes in Roosevelt County by Top Contributing Factor, 2008
Contributing Factor Crashes People
Total % of Total Fatal % of Fatal Injury Killed Injured
Alcohol involvement 26       8         3       60         11       4       18      
Red light running 16       5         1       20         4       1       7      
Failing to yield 55       17         0       0         15       0       20      
Excessive speed 25       8         0       0         12       0       16      
Driving left of center 8       2         0       0         3       0       4      
Following too close 27       8         0       0         5       0       6      
Improper turning 15       5         0       0         3       0       3      
Improper overtaking 6       2         0       0         2       0       5      
Mechanical defect 7       2         0       0         3       0       5      
Driver inattention 89       27         1       20         20       1       25      
Improper driving 4       1         0       0         1       0       1      
Other 52       16         0       0         11       0       12      
Total 330       100         5       100         90       6       122      






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


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


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


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

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


"Teenagers" and Young Adults in Crashes in Roosevelt County by Vehicle Type, 2008
Vehicle "Teenage" Drivers   Young Adult Drivers
Total Fatal Injury   Total Fatal Injury
Passenger car 39         1         10           42         0         11        
Pickup 27         1         8           28         1         5        
Semi 0         0         0           1         0         1        
Motorcycle 1         0         1           2         0         1        
Pedalcyclist 1         0         1           0         0         0        
Pedestrian 1         0         1           0         0         0        
Van/4 WD 15         0         6           3         0         1        
Other 5         0         1           2         0         0        
Unknown 4         0         0           7         0         1        
Total 93         2         28           85         1         20        


"Teenagers" and Young Adults Killed or Injured in Crashes
by Year in Roosevelt County, 1999-2008
Year "Teenagers"   Young Adults
All Crashes Alcohol Crashes   All Crashes Alcohol Crashes
Killed Injured Killed Injured   Killed Injured Killed Injured
2008 1       28       0       1         0       21       0       6      
2007 0       29       0       5         0       28       0       5      
2006 0       36       0       2         1       23       1       5      
2005 1       44       0       2         0       23       0       3      
2004 4       54       4       8         0       25       0       5      
2003 0       47       0       4         0       27       0       4      
2002 0       59       0       8         2       37       1       8      
2001 0       35       0       2         2       26       1       5      
2000 2       40       1       7         0       31       0       2      
1999 0       39       0       5         1       24       1       3