Guadalupe County Report, 2009

Demographics

In 2009, there were 3,125 licensed drivers in Guadalupe County. Of these, there were 1,497 females and 1,628 males. The population of Guadalupe County was 4,241. The total number of crashes in 2009 was 176, yielding a crash rate of 41 per thousand people (total number of crashes 176 divided by total population 4,241 times 1,000). The corresponding rate for the state was 23 per thousand people.

General Crash Information

From 2006 to 2009 the number of crashes has shown a downward trend. Fatal and injury crashes have shown no trend from 2000 to 2009. Belt usage (as a percentage) involving Visible injuries has decreased since last year, while belt usage involving Incapacitating injuries has also decreased. Belt usage (as a percentage) involving Fatalities has decreased since last year.

Alcohol-related Crash Information

Information about alcohol-involved crashes is included in all sections of this report. Of the 55 people convicted of DWI in Guadalupe County, 73 percent were first-time DWI convictions (number of first convictions 40 divided by the total number of people convicted 55 times 100). The corresponding percent for the state is 68.

Crash Specifics

Crashes involving Overturns, Fixed objects and Other vehicles were the most common class, accounting for 72 percent of all crashes. Crashes involving Overturns, Fixed objects and Other vehicles resulted in fatalities. Passenger cars were the vehicle type most often involved in crashes, accounting for 32 percent of all vehicles in crashes. Pickups accounted for 24 percent of vehicles involved in crashes. Together these two vehicle types comprised 64 percent of the vehicles involved in injury crashes. The three most common top contributing factors were Other, Driver inattention and Excessive speed. There were six fatal crashes in 2009. The top contributing factors for the fatal crashes were Driver inattention and Excessive speed.

People in Crashes

Overall, males were 71 percent of drivers in crashes and 73 percent of drivers in alcohol-involved crashes. They account for 52 percent of licensed drivers in Guadalupe County. No pedestrians were involved in crashes in 2009. In 2009, no "Teenagers" or Young Adults were killed in crashes in Guadalupe County. Statewide 14 percent of alcohol-involved drivers were under 21; in Guadalupe County 9 percent (1 of 11) 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 Guadalupe County
by Alcohol Involvement
Fatal and Injury Crashes in Guadalupe County
by Alcohol Involvement




Passenger Vehicle Seatbelt Usage and Injuries in Guadalupe County, 2009 - 2007
Injury Level 2009 2008 2007
Total No Belt Total No Belt Total No Belt
 Killed 6        1        7        1        11        6       
 Incapacitating injury 7        4        13        2        14        5       
 Visible injury 25        2        28        1        45        3       
 Complaint of injury 42        0        47        1        33        1       
 Unhurt 188        1        190        3        247        5       
 Total 268        8        285        8        350        20       


Lifetime DWI convictions for Drivers
Convicted of DWI Violations in Guadalupe County, 2009
Convictions Since 2005 Since 1985
 1st   40             28          
 2nd   12             10          
 3rd   1             7          
 4th   2             10          
 5th   0             0          
 6th   0             0          
 7th   0             0          
 8th   0             0          
 9th   0             0          
 10 or more   0             0          
 Total   55             55          
   Convictions are counts of people
convicted of DWI by 7/2010 for
violations in 2009 in Guadalupe County.
Convictions are not comparable
to arrests.

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


Crashes in Guadalupe County by Class, 2009
Classes Crashes People
Total % of Total Fatal % of Fatal Injury Killed Injured
Other vehicle 43       24         2       33         15       3       36      
Fixed object 42       24         1       17         11       1       12      
Veh. on other roadway 1       1         0       0         0       0       0      
Parked vehicle 12       7         0       0         3       0       5      
Overturn 43       24         3       50         23       5       36      
Other non-collision 11       6         0       0         1       0       1      
Animal 19       11         0       0         3       0       3      
Other object 5       3         0       0         0       0       0      
Total 176       100         6       100         56       9       93      


Crashes in Guadalupe County by Vehicle Type, 2009
Vehicle Type Crashes People
Total % of Total Fatal % of Fatal Injury Killed Injured
Passenger car 78       32         3       33         29       3       42      
Pickup 57       24         1       11         20       2       22      
Semi 37       15         3       33         9       1       9      
Motorcycle 4       2         1       11         3       1       3      
Van/4 WD 39       16         1       11         10       2       11      
Other 14       6         0       0         4       0       5      
Unknown 12       5         0       0         1       0       1      
Total 241       100         9       100         76       9       93      

Crashes in Guadalupe County by Top Contributing Factor, 2009
Contributing Factor Crashes People
Total % of Total Fatal % of Fatal Injury Killed Injured
Alcohol involvement 12       7         0       0         6       0       7      
Red light running 1       1         0       0         0       0       0      
Failing to yield 9       5         0       0         5       0       8      
Excessive speed 30       17         3       50         11       5       20      
Driving left of center 10       6         0       0         5       0       7      
Following too close 4       2         0       0         2       0       3      
Improper turning 4       2         0       0         1       0       6      
Improper overtaking 1       1         0       0         0       0       0      
Mechanical defect 11       6         0       0         1       0       1      
Driver inattention 42       24         3       50         14       4       29      
Improper driving 5       3         0       0         1       0       2      
Other 47       27         0       0         10       0       10      
Total 176       100         6       100         56       9       93      


People in Crashes by Age and Sex in Guadalupe County, 2009


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





Drivers in Crashes by Age and Sex in Guadalupe County, 2009


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

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


"Teenager" and Young Adult Drivers in Crashes in Guadalupe County by Vehicle Type, 2009
Vehicle "Teenage" Drivers   Young Adult Drivers
Total Fatal Injury   Total Fatal Injury
Passenger car 7         0         1           13         1         7        
Pickup 4         0         1           5         0         1        
Van/4 WD 2         0         0           1         0         0        
Other 2         0         1           2         0         1        
Unknown 0         0         0           1         0         0        
Total 15         0         3           22         1         9        


"Teenagers" and Young Adults Killed or Injured in Crashes
by Year in Guadalupe County, 2000-2009
Year "Teenagers"   Young Adults
All Crashes Alcohol Crashes   All Crashes Alcohol Crashes
Killed Injured Killed Injured   Killed Injured Killed Injured
2009 0       7       0       1         0       13       0       1      
2008 0       12       0       1         2       10       0       1      
2007 1       12       0       1         2       14       1       2      
2006 0       3       0       0         2       10       0       1      
2005 1       14       0       1         0       7       0       2      
2004 0       14       0       0         2       23       1       0      
2003 0       19       0       4         0       13       0       3      
2002 0       12       0       1         0       17       0       2      
2001 0       30       0       5         1       32       1       3      
2000 0       24       0       6         0       17       0       2