Clovis Community Report, 2009

Demographics

In 2009, there were 28,546 licensed drivers in Clovis. Of these, there were 14,558 females and 13,988 males. The population of Clovis was 32,899. The total number of crashes in 2009 was 1,074, yielding a crash rate of 33 per thousand people (total number of crashes 1,074 divided by total population 32,899 times 1,000). The corresponding rate for the state was 23 per thousand people.

General Crash Information

From 2000 to 2009 the number of crashes has shown no trend. Fatal and injury crashes have shown an upward trend from 2007 to 2009. Belt usage (as a percentage) involving Visible injuries has increased since last year, while belt usage involving Incapacitating injuries has not changed. Belt usage (as a percentage) involving Fatalities has not changed since last year. There were no fatalities in the 7 intersections with the most crashes in 2009. Of these intersections, five involved Prince St.

Alcohol-related Crash Information

Information about alcohol-involved crashes is included in all sections of this report. Of the 110 people convicted of DWI in Clovis, 74 percent were first-time DWI convictions (number of first convictions 81 divided by the total number of people convicted 110 times 100). The corresponding percent for the state is 68.

Crash Specifics

Crashes involving Other vehicles were the most common class, accounting for 74 percent of all crashes. Crashes involving Other vehicles resulted in fatalities. Passenger cars were the vehicle type most often involved in crashes, accounting for 44 percent of all vehicles in crashes. Pickups accounted for 27 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, Following too close and Driver inattention. There was one fatal crash in 2009. The top contributing factor for the fatal crash was Failing to yield.

People in Crashes

Overall, males were 51 percent of drivers in crashes and 81 percent of drivers in alcohol-involved crashes. They account for 49 percent of licensed drivers in Clovis. Six pedestrians were involved in crashes in 2009. In 2009, no "Teenagers" or Young Adults were killed in crashes in Clovis. Statewide 14 percent of alcohol-involved drivers were under 21; in Clovis 14 percent (5 of 36) were under 21.


  • 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 2009 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. (e.g. male and female driver counts do not always add up to the total number of licensed drivers because the gender of some drivers is not reported)





Crashes in Clovis
by Alcohol Involvement
Fatal and Injury Crashes in Clovis
by Alcohol Involvement
   




Passenger Vehicle Seatbelt Usage and Injuries in Clovis, 2009 - 2007
Injury Level 2009 2008 2007
Total No Belt Total No Belt Total No Belt
 Killed 0        0        2        0        0        0       
 Incapacitating injury 27        0        5        0        13        0       
 Visible injury 46        0        34        2        27        0       
 Complaint of injury 241        0        235        1        213        0       
 Unhurt 2,093        1        1,562        3        2,024        3       
 Total 2,407        1        1,838        6        2,277        3       




The Seven Intersections in Clovis with the Most Crashes, 2009
Intersection Crashes People
Total Fatal Injury Killed Injured
1st St and Prince St 19         0         4         0         6        
21st St and Prince St 29         0         6         0         8        
21st St and Thornton St 18         0         3         0         4        
Commerce Way and Prince St 18         0         3         0         4        
Llano Estacado Bd and Norris St 13         0         3         0         4        
Llano Estacado Blvd and Prince St 18         0         3         0         8        
Manana Blvd and Prince St 20         0         8         0         14        



Lifetime DWI convictions for Drivers
Convicted of DWI Violations in Clovis, 2009
Convictions Since 2005 Since 1985
 1st   81             66          
 2nd   25             28          
 3rd   4             9          
 4th   0             5          
 5th   0             0          
 6th   0             0          
 7th   0             2          
 8th   0             0          
 9th   0             0          
 10 or more   0             0          
 Total   110             110          
   Convictions are counts of people
convicted of DWI by 7/2010 for
violations in 2009 in Clovis.
Convictions are not comparable
to arrests.


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


Crashes in Clovis by Class, 2009
Classes Crashes People
Total % of Total Fatal % of Fatal Injury Killed Injured
Other vehicle 794       74         1       100         194       1       294      
Pedestrian 6       1         0       0         5       0       5      
Fixed object 88       8         0       0         19       0       23      
Veh. on other roadway 1       0         0       0         0       0       0      
Parked vehicle 138       13         0       0         5       0       7      
Overturn 24       2         0       0         15       0       24      
Other non-collision 7       1         0       0         3       0       3      
Pedalcyclist 4       0         0       0         3       0       3      
Animal 8       1         0       0         0       0       0      
Other object 4       0         0       0         1       0       1      
Total 1,074       100         1       100         245       1       360      







Crashes in Clovis by Vehicle Type, 2009
Vehicle Type Crashes People
Total % of Total Fatal % of Fatal Injury Killed Injured
Passenger car 919       44         0       0         221       0       189      
Pickup 572       27         1       50         122       0       73      
Semi 13       1         0       0         5       0       0      
Bus 3       0         0       0         0       0       0      
Motorcycle 34       2         1       50         21       1       25      
Pedalcyclist 4       0         0       0         3       0       3      
Pedestrian 6       0         0       0         5       0       5      
Van/4 WD 350       17         0       0         80       0       57      
Other 68       3         0       0         12       0       5      
Unknown 119       6         0       0         12       0       3      
Total 2,088       100         2       100         481       1       360      






Crashes in Clovis by Top Contributing Factor, 2009
Contributing Factor Crashes People
Total % of Total Fatal % of Fatal Injury Killed Injured
Alcohol involvement 39       4         0       0         22       0       35      
Red light running 42       4         0       0         15       0       27      
Failing to yield 256       24         1       100         87       1       123      
Excessive speed 80       7         0       0         16       0       24      
Driving left of center 11       1         0       0         5       0       7      
Following too close 216       20         0       0         56       0       82      
Improper turning 43       4         0       0         5       0       7      
Improper overtaking 9       1         0       0         3       0       7      
Mechanical defect 17       2         0       0         3       0       6      
Driver inattention 207       19         0       0         21       0       29      
Improper driving 22       2         0       0         3       0       4      
Other 132       12         0       0         9       0       9      
Total 1,074       100         1       100         245       1       360      







People in Crashes by Age and Sex in Clovis, 2009




People in Alcohol-Involved Crashes by Age and Sex in Clovis, 2009






Drivers in Crashes by Age and Sex in Clovis, 2009




Drivers in Alcohol-Involved Crashes by Age and Sex in Clovis, 2009

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


"Teenager" and Young Adult Drivers in Crashes in Clovis by Vehicle Type, 2009
Vehicle "Teenage" Drivers   Young Adult Drivers
Total Fatal Injury   Total Fatal Injury
Passenger car 171         0         42           135         0         33        
Pickup 103         0         29           63         0         14        
Motorcycle 0         0         0           6         0         4        
Pedalcyclist 2         0         2           0         0         0        
Pedestrian 1         0         1           0         0         0        
Van/4 WD 45         0         12           37         0         10        
Other 6         0         0           12         0         2        
Unknown 4         0         1           5         0         1        
Total 332         0         87           258         0         64        


"Teenagers" and Young Adults Killed or Injured in Crashes
by Year in Clovis, 2000-2009
Year "Teenagers"   Young Adults
All Crashes Alcohol Crashes   All Crashes Alcohol Crashes
Killed Injured Killed Injured   Killed Injured Killed Injured
2009 0       61       0       7         0       43       0       5      
2008 0       57       0       4         0       45       0       2      
2007 0       40       0       3         0       44       0       4      
2006 3       63       1       2         2       45       1       4      
2005 1       73       0       5         0       58       0       5      
2004 0       98       0       8         0       63       0       3      
2003 0       89       0       3         0       57       0       2      
2002 1       78       1       0         0       57       0       6      
2001 0       78       0       9         0       42       0       4      
2000 0       78       0       7         0       48       0       3