Tucumcari Community Report, 2008

Demographics

In 2008, there were 5,404 licensed drivers in Tucumcari. Of these, there were 2,727 females and 2,677 males. The population of Tucumcari was 5,268. The total number of crashes in 2008 was 72, yielding a crash rate of 14 per thousand people (total number of crashes 72 divided by total population 5,268 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 also increased. There were no fatalities in the 7 intersections with the most crashes in 2008. Of these intersections, four involved 1st St.

Alcohol-related Crash Information

Information about alcohol-involved crashes is included in all sections of this report. Of the 15 people convicted of DWI in Tucumcari, 87 percent were first-time DWI convictions (number of first convictions 13 divided by the total number of people convicted 15 times 100). The corresponding percent for the state is 68.

Crash Specifics

Crashes involving Other vehicles was the most common class, accounting for 63 percent of all crashes. Crashes involving Overturns resulted in fatalities. Passenger cars were the vehicle type most often involved in crashes, accounting for 40 percent of all vehicles in crashes. Pickups accounted for 26 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 Failing to yield, Driver inattention and Other. There was one fatal crash in 2008. The top contributing factor for the fatal crash was Driving left of center.

People in Crashes

Overall, males were 66 percent of drivers in crashes. They account for 50 percent of licensed drivers in Tucumcari. No pedestrians were involved in crashes in 2008. In 2008, no 'Teenagers' and one Young Adult were killed in crashes in Tucumcari. Statewide 14 percent of alcohol-involved drivers were under 21; in Tucumcari 25 percent (1 of 4) 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 Tucumcari
by Alcohol Involvement
Fatal and Injury Crashes in Tucumcari
by Alcohol Involvement
   




Passenger Vehicle Seatbelt Usage and Injuries in Tucumcari, 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 1        0        7        1        3        0       
 Visible injury 5        0        3        0        8        0       
 Complaint of injury 18        0        20        0        23        0       
 Unhurt 92        0        189        3        169        4       
 Total 116        0        219        4        203        4       




The Seven Intersections in Tucumcari with the Most Crashes, 2008
Intersection Crashes People
Total Fatal Injury Killed Injured
14th St @ Tucumcari Blvd 1         0         0         0         0        
1st St @ Aber St 2         0         0         0         0        
1st St @ Gamble Ave 1         0         0         0         0        
1st St @ High St 2         0         1         0         3        
1st St @ Tucumcari Blvd 4         0         2         0         2        
4th St @ Hines Ave 2         0         0         0         0        
Mountain Rd @ Tucumcari Blvd 3         0         1         0         1        

Lifetime DWI convictions for Drivers
Convicted of DWI Violations in Tucumcari, 2008
Convictions Since 2004 Since 1984
 1st   13             11          
 2nd   2             2          
 3rd   0             2          
 4th   0             0          
 5th   0             0          
 6th   0             0          
 7th   0             0          
 8th   0             0          
 9th   0             0          
 10 or more   0             0          
 Total   15             15          
   Convictions are counts of people
convicted of DWI by 7/2009 for
violations in 2008 in Tucumcari.
Convictions are not comparable
to arrests.


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


Crashes in Tucumcari by Class, 2008
Classes Crashes People
Total % of Total Fatal % of Fatal Injury Killed Injured
Other vehicle 45       63         0       0         13       0       21      
Fixed object 10       14         0       0         2       0       2      
Parked vehicle 8       11         0       0         1       0       2      
Overturn 3       4         1       100         1       1       6      
Other non-collision 3       4         0       0         2       0       2      
Other object 3       4         0       0         1       0       1      
Total 72       100         1       100         20       1       34      

Crashes in Tucumcari by Vehicle Type, 2008
Vehicle Type Crashes People
Total % of Total Fatal % of Fatal Injury Killed Injured
Passenger car 50       40         1       100         14       1       15      
Pickup 33       26         0       0         10       0       11      
Semi 11       9         0       0         2       0       1      
Motorcycle 3       2         0       0         2       0       2      
Van/4 WD 21       17         0       0         5       0       3      
Other 2       2         0       0         0       0       0      
Unknown 5       4         0       0         1       0       2      
Total 125       100         1       100         34       1       34      

Crashes in Tucumcari by Top Contributing Factor, 2008
Contributing Factor Crashes People
Total % of Total Fatal % of Fatal Injury Killed Injured
Alcohol involvement 4       6         0       0         3       0       5      
Red light running 5       7         0       0         1       0       1      
Failing to yield 21       29         0       0         4       0       7      
Excessive speed 6       8         0       0         2       0       2      
Driving left of center 3       4         1       100         2       1       7      
Following too close 1       1         0       0         0       0       0      
Improper turning 5       7         0       0         3       0       5      
Mechanical defect 3       4         0       0         1       0       1      
Driver inattention 15       21         0       0         2       0       4      
Other 9       13         0       0         2       0       2      
Total 72       100         1       100         20       1       34      

People in Crashes by Age and Sex in Tucumcari, 2008



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


Drivers in Crashes by Age and Sex in Tucumcari, 2008


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



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


"Teenagers" and Young Adults in Crashes in Tucumcari by Vehicle Type, 2008
Vehicle "Teenage" Drivers   Young Adult Drivers
Total Fatal Injury   Total Fatal Injury
Passenger car 8         0         2           5         1         1        
Pickup 8         0         0           3         0         1        
Van/4 WD 1         0         0           1         0         0        
Total 17         0         2           9         1         2        


"Teenagers" and Young Adults Killed or Injured in Crashes
by Year in Tucumcari, 1999-2008
Year "Teenagers"   Young Adults
All Crashes Alcohol Crashes   All Crashes Alcohol Crashes
Killed Injured Killed Injured   Killed Injured Killed Injured
2008 0       5       0       2         1       2       0       0      
2007 0       4       0       1         0       4       0       1      
2006 0       6       0       1         0       1       0       0      
2005 0       1       0       0         0       6       0       0      
2004 0       13       0       0         0       5       0       1      
2003 0       4       0       0         0       3       0       0      
2002 0       1       0       0         0       2       0       2      
2001 1       7       0       4         0       5       0       3      
2000 0       9       0       2         0       3       0       3      
1999 0       11       0       1         0       4       0       2