Sunland Park Community Report, 2008

Demographics

In 2008, there were 6,893 licensed drivers in Sunland Park. Of these, there were 3,176 females and 3,717 males. The population of Sunland Park was 14,453. The total number of crashes in 2008 was 121, yielding a crash rate of 8 per thousand people (total number of crashes 121 divided by total population 14,453 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. There were no fatalities in the 7 intersections with the most crashes in 2008. Of these intersections, five involved McNutt Hwy.

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 Sunland Park, 95 percent were first-time DWI convictions (number of first convictions 36 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 72 percent of all crashes. Passenger cars were the vehicle type most often involved in crashes, accounting for 42 percent of all vehicles in crashes. Van/4 WDs accounted for 20 percent of vehicles involved in crashes. Together these two vehicle types comprised 62 percent of the vehicles involved in injury crashes. The most common top contributing factors were Driver inattention, Failing to yield and Alcohol involvement. There were no fatal crashes in 2008.

People in Crashes

Overall, males were 64 percent of drivers in crashes. They account for 54 percent of licensed drivers in Sunland Park. One pedestrian was involved in a crash in 2008. In 2008, no 'Teenagers' or Young Adults were killed in crashes in Sunland Park. Statewide 14 percent of alcohol-involved drivers were under 21; in Sunland Park 29 percent (4 of 14) 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 Sunland Park
by Alcohol Involvement
Fatal and Injury Crashes in Sunland Park
by Alcohol Involvement
   




Passenger Vehicle Seatbelt Usage and Injuries in Sunland Park, 2008 - 2006
Injury Level 2008 2007 2006
Total No Belt Total No Belt Total No Belt
 Killed 0        0        0        0        0        0       
 Incapacitating injury 4        0        2        0        4        0       
 Visible injury 11        1        5        0        10        0       
 Complaint of injury 32        0        8        1        35        0       
 Unhurt 180        0        73        0        162        0       
 Total 227        1        88        1        211        0       




The Seven Intersections in Sunland Park with the Most Crashes, 2008
Intersection Crashes People
Total Fatal Injury Killed Injured
1st St @ McNutt Hwy 3         0         2         0         2        
Antone Rd @ McNutt Hwy 4         0         2         0         4        
Country Club Rd @ McNutt Hwy 11         0         6         0         11        
Edgewood St @ McNutt Hwy 3         0         0         0         0        
Gila Dr @ McNutt Hwy 3         0         1         0         3        
Luna Dr @ McNutt Hwy 7         0         4         0         8        
McNutt Hwy @ Race Track Rd 4         0         1         0         1        

Lifetime DWI convictions for Drivers
Convicted of DWI Violations in Sunland Park, 2008
Convictions Since 2004 Since 1984
 1st   36             32          
 2nd   2             5          
 3rd   0             1          
 4th   0             0          
 5th   0             0          
 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 Sunland Park.
Convictions are not comparable
to arrests.


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


Crashes in Sunland Park by Class, 2008
Classes Crashes People
Total % of Total Fatal % of Fatal Injury Killed Injured
Other vehicle 87       72         0       0         31       0       54      
Pedestrian 1       1         0       0         1       0       1      
Fixed object 12       10         0       0         3       0       3      
Parked vehicle 17       14         0       0         1       0       1      
Overturn 1       1         0       0         0       0       0      
Pedalcyclist 3       2         0       0         3       0       3      
Total 121       100         0       0         39       0       62      

Crashes in Sunland Park by Vehicle Type, 2008
Vehicle Type Crashes People
Total % of Total Fatal % of Fatal Injury Killed Injured
Passenger car 97       42         0       0         31       0       23      
Pickup 44       19         0       0         15       0       10      
Semi 1       0         0       0         0       0       0      
Bus 1       0         0       0         0       0       0      
Motorcycle 5       2         0       0         4       0       4      
Pedalcyclist 3       1         0       0         3       0       3      
Pedestrian 1       0         0       0         1       0       1      
Van/4 WD 47       20         0       0         16       0       15      
Other 5       2         0       0         2       0       1      
Unknown 29       12         0       0         4       0       5      
Total 233       100         0       0         76       0       62      

Crashes in Sunland Park by Top Contributing Factor, 2008
Contributing Factor Crashes People
Total % of Total Fatal % of Fatal Injury Killed Injured
Alcohol involvement 18       15         0       0         8       0       11      
Red light running 3       2         0       0         1       0       2      
Failing to yield 30       25         0       0         12       0       23      
Excessive speed 5       4         0       0         2       0       4      
Following too close 17       14         0       0         8       0       13      
Improper turning 4       3         0       0         0       0       0      
Improper overtaking 3       2         0       0         1       0       1      
Driver inattention 35       29         0       0         5       0       6      
Other 6       5         0       0         2       0       2      
Total 121       100         0       0         39       0       62      

People in Crashes by Age and Sex in Sunland Park, 2008



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


Drivers in Crashes by Age and Sex in Sunland Park, 2008


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



Pedestrians in Crashes in Sunland Park
by Pedestrian Alcohol Involvement
Pedestrians in Crashes in Sunland Park
by Age Group
   


"Teenagers" and Young Adults in Crashes in Sunland Park by Vehicle Type, 2008
Vehicle "Teenage" Drivers   Young Adult Drivers
Total Fatal Injury   Total Fatal Injury
Passenger car 22         0         7           18         0         5        
Pickup 4         0         0           6         0         3        
Motorcycle 1         0         1           1         0         1        
Van/4 WD 5         0         1           4         0         2        
Unknown 0         0         0           2         0         0        
Total 32         0         9           31         0         11        


"Teenagers" and Young Adults Killed or Injured in Crashes
by Year in Sunland Park, 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       1         0       8       0       3      
2007 0       1       0       0         0       3       0       0      
2006 0       10       0       0         0       4       0       0      
2005 0       2       0       0         0       13       0       2      
2004 0       11       0       2         0       3       0       0      
2003 0       9       0       0         0       14       0       5      
2002 1       12       0       0         0       12       0       0      
2001 0       11       0       2         0       15       0       3      
2000 0       13       0       0         0       5       0       1      
1999 0       1       0       0         0       1       0       1