Harding County Report, 2009

Demographics

In 2009, there were 591 licensed drivers in Harding County. Of these, there were 277 females and 314 males. The population of Harding County was 663. The total number of crashes in 2009 was 6, yielding a crash rate of 9 per thousand people (total number of crashes 6 divided by total population 663 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 also shown no trend from 2000 to 2009. Belt usage (as a percentage) involving Visible injuries has not changed since last year, while belt usage involving Incapacitating injuries has also not changed. Belt usage (as a percentage) involving Fatalities has not changed since last year.

Alcohol-related Crash Information

Information about alcohol-involved crashes is included in all sections of this report. Of the 3 people convicted of DWI in Harding County, 33 percent were first-time DWI convictions (number of first convictions 1 divided by the total number of people convicted 3 times 100). The corresponding percent for the state is 68.

Crash Specifics

Crashes involving Animals were the most common class, accounting for 67 percent of all crashes. Crashes involving Overturns resulted in fatalities. Pickups and Passenger cars were the vehicle type most often involved in crashes, accounting for 43 percent of all vehicles in crashes. Semis accounted for 14 percent of vehicles involved in crashes. These three vehicle types each comprised 100 percent of the vehicles involved in injury crashes. The three most common top contributing factors were Other, Excessive speed and Alcohol involvement. There was one fatal crash in 2009. The top contributing factor for the fatal crash was Excessive speed.

People in Crashes

Overall, males were 71 percent of drivers in crashes and 0 percent of drivers in alcohol-involved crashes (A female, age range 10-44 was the only driver involved an alcohol related crash). They account for 53 percent of licensed drivers in Harding County. No pedestrians were involved in crashes in 2009. In 2009, no "Teenagers" or Young Adults were killed in crashes in Harding County. Statewide 14 percent of alcohol-involved drivers were under 21; in Harding County 0 percent (0 of 1) 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 Harding County
by Alcohol Involvement
Fatal and Injury Crashes in Harding County
by Alcohol Involvement




Passenger Vehicle Seatbelt Usage and Injuries in Harding County, 2009 - 2007
Injury Level 2009 2008 2007
Total No Belt Total No Belt Total No Belt
 Killed 0        0        0        0        0        0       
 Incapacitating injury 0        0        0        0        0        0       
 Visible injury 0        0        1        0        0        0       
 Complaint of injury 1        0        1        0        0        0       
 Unhurt 9        0        14        0        4        0       
 Total 10        0        16        0        4        0       


Lifetime DWI convictions for Drivers
Convicted of DWI Violations in Harding County, 2009
Convictions Since 2005 Since 1985
 1st   1             1          
 2nd   2             1          
 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   3             3          
   Convictions are counts of people
convicted of DWI by 7/2010 for
violations in 2009 in Harding County.
Convictions are not comparable
to arrests.

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


Crashes in Harding County by Class, 2009
Classes Crashes People
Total % of Total Fatal % of Fatal Injury Killed Injured
Other vehicle 1       17         0       0         0       0       0      
Overturn 1       17         1       100         0       1       0      
Animal 4       67         0       0         1       0       1      
Total 6       100         1       100         1       1       1      


Crashes in Harding County by Vehicle Type, 2009
Vehicle Type Crashes People
Total % of Total Fatal % of Fatal Injury Killed Injured
Passenger car 3       43         0       0         1       0       1      
Pickup 3       43         0       0         0       0       0      
Semi 1       14         1       100         0       1       0      
Total 7       100         1       100         1       1       1      


Crashes in Harding County by Top Contributing Factor, 2009
Contributing Factor Crashes People
Total % of Total Fatal % of Fatal Injury Killed Injured
Alcohol involvement 1       17         0       0         0       0       0      
Excessive speed 1       17         1       100         0       1       0      
Other 4       67         0       0         1       0       1      
Total 6       100         1       100         1       1       1      



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


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



Pedestrians in Crashes in Harding County
by Pedestrian Alcohol Involvement




"Teenagers" and Young Adults Killed or Injured in Crashes
by Year in Harding 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       0       0       0         0       0       0       0      
2008 0       0       0       0         0       0       0       0      
2007 0       0       0       0         0       0       0       0      
2006 0       2       0       0         0       1       0       1      
2005 0       0       0       0         0       1       0       0      
2004 0       0       0       0         0       2       0       0      
2003 0       0       0       0         0       3       0       0      
2002 1       0       1       0         0       1       0       0      
2001 0       0       0       0         0       0       0       0      
2000 0       2       0       0         1       1       1       0