Santa Fe Community Report, 2008

Demographics

In 2008, there were 95,023 licensed drivers in Santa Fe. Of these, there were 48,208 females and 46,815 males. The population of Santa Fe was 71,831. The total number of crashes in 2008 was 2,709, yielding a crash rate of 38 per thousand people (total number of crashes 2,709 divided by total population 71,831 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 2008. Belt usage (as a percentage) has decreased from last year, while belt usage in crashes involving visible and incapacitating injuries has also decreased. There was one fatality in the 7 intersections with the most crashes in 2008. Of these intersections, six involved Cerrillos Rd.

Alcohol-related Crash Information

Information about alcohol-involved crashes is included in all sections of this report. Of the 220 people convicted of DWI in Santa Fe, 78 percent were first-time DWI convictions (number of first convictions 171 divided by the total number of people convicted 220 times 100). The corresponding percent for the state is 68.

Crash Specifics

Crashes involving Other vehicles was the most common class, accounting for 79 percent of all crashes. Crashes involving Overturns, Fixed objects, Pedestrians 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 71 percent of the vehicles involved in injury crashes. The most common top contributing factors were Following too close, Driver inattention and Failing to yield. There were seven fatal crashes in 2008. The top contributing factors for the fatal crashes were Excessive speed and Alcohol involvement.

People in Crashes

Overall, males were 53 percent of drivers in crashes. They account for 49 percent of licensed drivers in Santa Fe. 42 pedestrians were involved in crashes in 2008. In 2008, one 'Teenager' and one Young Adult were killed in crashes in Santa Fe. Statewide 14 percent of alcohol-involved drivers were under 21; in Santa Fe 7 percent (8 of 115) 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 Santa Fe
by Alcohol Involvement
Fatal and Injury Crashes in Santa Fe
by Alcohol Involvement
   




Passenger Vehicle Seatbelt Usage and Injuries in Santa Fe, 2008 - 2006
Injury Level 2008 2007 2006
Total No Belt Total No Belt Total No Belt
 Killed 3        1        3        2        8        5       
 Incapacitating injury 35        1        39        0        81        5       
 Visible injury 117        2        104        0        137        6       
 Complaint of injury 864        4        935        1        1,086        3       
 Unhurt 5,000        18        5,602        9        5,362        13       
 Total 6,019        26        6,683        12        6,674        32       




The Seven Intersections in Santa Fe with the Most Crashes, 2008
Intersection Crashes People
Total Fatal Injury Killed Injured
Airport Rd @ Cerrillos Rd 48         0         16         0         25        
Camino Carlos Rey @ Cerrillos Rd 32         1         12         1         17        
Cerrillos Rd @ Richards Ave 41         0         14         0         20        
Cerrillos Rd @ St Francis Dr 44         0         10         0         11        
Cerrillos Rd @ St Michaels Dr 36         0         15         0         22        
Cerrillos Rd @ Zafarano Dr 45         0         12         0         16        
San Mateo Rd @ St Francis Dr 32         0         14         0         21        

Lifetime DWI convictions for Drivers
Convicted of DWI Violations in Santa Fe, 2008
Convictions Since 2004 Since 1984
 1st   171             123          
 2nd   38             52          
 3rd   10             21          
 4th   1             15          
 5th   0             3          
 6th   0             4          
 7th   0             2          
 8th   0             0          
 9th   0             0          
 10 or more   0             0          
 Total   220             220          
   Convictions are counts of people
convicted of DWI by 7/2009 for
violations in 2008 in Santa Fe.
Convictions are not comparable
to arrests.


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


Crashes in Santa Fe by Class, 2008
Classes Crashes People
Total % of Total Fatal % of Fatal Injury Killed Injured
Other vehicle 2,134       79         1       14         655       1       958      
Pedestrian 37       1         2       29         33       2       37      
Fixed object 264       10         2       29         69       2       78      
Veh. on other roadway 2       0         0       0         0       0       0      
Parked vehicle 135       5         0       0         11       0       14      
Overturn 72       3         2       29         46       2       63      
Other non-collision 21       1         0       0         6       0       6      
Pedalcyclist 26       1         0       0         21       0       21      
Animal 11       0         0       0         1       0       1      
Other object 7       0         0       0         2       0       2      
Total 2,709       100         7       100         844       7       1,180      

Crashes in Santa Fe by Vehicle Type, 2008
Vehicle Type Crashes People
Total % of Total Fatal % of Fatal Injury Killed Injured
Passenger car 2,729       52         4       36         880       3       665      
Pickup 948       18         1       9         282       0       143      
Semi 39       1         0       0         6       0       1      
Bus 24       0         0       0         3       0       0      
Motorcycle 73       1         2       18         49       2       51      
Pedalcyclist 27       1         0       0         22       0       21      
Pedestrian 42       1         2       18         38       2       36      
Van/4 WD 1,032       20         1       9         322       0       224      
Other 160       3         0       0         47       0       27      
Unknown 210       4         1       9         44       0       12      
Total 5,284       100         11       100         1,693       7       1,180      

Crashes in Santa Fe by Top Contributing Factor, 2008
Contributing Factor Crashes People
Total % of Total Fatal % of Fatal Injury Killed Injured
Alcohol involvement 159       6         3       43         66       3       96      
Red light running 124       5         0       0         51       0       82      
Failing to yield 456       17         1       14         150       1       228      
Excessive speed 223       8         3       43         72       3       89      
Driving left of center 24       1         0       0         6       0       9      
Following too close 712       26         0       0         248       0       355      
Improper turning 88       3         0       0         18       0       30      
Improper overtaking 34       1         0       0         4       0       4      
Inop. traffic control 1       0         0       0         0       0       0      
Mechanical defect 19       1         0       0         8       0       12      
Driver inattention 581       21         0       0         157       0       200      
Improper driving 50       2         0       0         14       0       20      
Other 238       9         0       0         50       0       55      
Total 2,709       100         7       100         844       7       1,180      

People in Crashes by Age and Sex in Santa Fe, 2008


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


Drivers in Crashes by Age and Sex in Santa Fe, 2008


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



Pedestrians in Crashes in Santa Fe
by Pedestrian Alcohol Involvement
Pedestrians in Crashes in Santa Fe
by Age Group
   


"Teenagers" and Young Adults in Crashes in Santa Fe by Vehicle Type, 2008
Vehicle "Teenage" Drivers   Young Adult Drivers
Total Fatal Injury   Total Fatal Injury
Passenger car 303         1         95           361         0         116        
Pickup 58         0         17           71         0         23        
Motorcycle 7         0         6           12         1         7        
Pedalcyclist 1         0         1           6         0         6        
Pedestrian 4         0         4           2         0         2        
Van/4 WD 61         0         16           89         0         33        
Other 14         0         4           27         0         9        
Unknown 9         0         2           3         0         1        
Total 457         1         145           571         1         197        


"Teenagers" and Young Adults Killed or Injured in Crashes
by Year in Santa Fe, 1999-2008
Year "Teenagers"   Young Adults
All Crashes Alcohol Crashes   All Crashes Alcohol Crashes
Killed Injured Killed Injured   Killed Injured Killed Injured
2008 1       122       0       6         1       112       0       8      
2007 0       154       0       13         1       139       1       21      
2006 3       195       0       16         1       172       0       18      
2005 1       178       1       13         0       148       0       21      
2004 2       186       2       21         2       149       1       18      
2003 1       227       1       30         0       160       0       26      
2002 1       229       0       9         2       197       1       25      
2001 0       231       0       21         0       163       0       30      
2000 0       193       0       27         0       161       0       21      
1999 0       179       0       18         0       153       0       28