Lincoln County Report, 2009

Demographics

In 2009, there were 17,219 licensed drivers in Lincoln County. Of these, there were 8,587 females and 8,632 males. The population of Lincoln County was 21,016. The total number of crashes in 2009 was 536, yielding a crash rate of 26 per thousand people (total number of crashes 536 divided by total population 21,016 times 1,000). The corresponding rate for the state was 23 per thousand people.

General Crash Information

From 2004 to 2008 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 106 people convicted of DWI in Lincoln County, 68 percent were first-time DWI convictions (number of first convictions 72 divided by the total number of people convicted 106 times 100). The corresponding percent for the state is 68.

Crash Specifics

Crashes involving Other vehicles were the most common class, accounting for 35 percent of all crashes. Crashes involving Fixed objects and Other vehicles resulted in fatalities. Passenger cars were the vehicle type most often involved in crashes, accounting for 37 percent of all vehicles in crashes. Pickups accounted for 27 percent of vehicles involved in crashes. Together these two vehicle types comprised 58 percent of the vehicles involved in injury crashes. The three most common top contributing factors were Other, Excessive speed and Driver inattention. There were two fatal crashes in 2009. The top contributing factors for the fatal crashes were Driver inattention and Excessive speed.

People in Crashes

Overall, males were 62 percent of drivers in crashes and 88 percent of drivers in alcohol-involved crashes. They account for 50 percent of licensed drivers in Lincoln County. Three pedestrians were involved in crashes in 2009. In 2009, one "Teenager" and no Young Adults were killed in crashes in Lincoln County. Statewide 14 percent of alcohol-involved drivers were under 21; in Lincoln County 4 percent (1 of 24) 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 Lincoln County
by Alcohol Involvement
Fatal and Injury Crashes in Lincoln County
by Alcohol Involvement




Passenger Vehicle Seatbelt Usage and Injuries in Lincoln County, 2009 - 2007
Injury Level 2009 2008 2007
Total No Belt Total No Belt Total No Belt
 Killed 6        4        0        0        3        3       
 Incapacitating injury 21        2        12        0        37        3       
 Visible injury 39        7        31        2        54        4       
 Complaint of injury 72        0        105        2        97        3       
 Unhurt 673        23        603        5        858        12       
 Total 811        36        751        9        1,049        25       


Lifetime DWI convictions for Drivers
Convicted of DWI Violations in Lincoln County, 2009
Convictions Since 2005 Since 1985
 1st   72             57          
 2nd   28             33          
 3rd   5             8          
 4th   1             2          
 5th   0             5          
 6th   0             0          
 7th   0             1          
 8th   0             0          
 9th   0             0          
 10 or more   0             0          
 Total   106             106          
   Convictions are counts of people
convicted of DWI by 7/2010 for
violations in 2009 in Lincoln County.
Convictions are not comparable
to arrests.

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


Crashes in Lincoln County by Class, 2009
Classes Crashes People
Total % of Total Fatal % of Fatal Injury Killed Injured
Other vehicle 188       35         1       50         52       6       71      
Pedestrian 3       1         0       0         2       0       2      
Fixed object 131       24         1       50         30       1       40      
Parked vehicle 18       3         0       0         0       0       0      
Overturn 54       10         0       0         31       0       46      
Other non-collision 14       3         0       0         7       0       9      
Pedalcyclist 2       0         0       0         2       0       3      
Animal 115       21         0       0         11       0       14      
Other object 11       2         0       0         1       0       1      
Total 536       100         2       100         136       7       186      


Crashes in Lincoln County by Vehicle Type, 2009
Vehicle Type Crashes People
Total % of Total Fatal % of Fatal Injury Killed Injured
Passenger car 282       37         2       67         62       6       70      
Pickup 203       27         0       0         54       0       44      
Semi 8       1         0       0         1       0       0      
Bus 1       0         0       0         0       0       0      
Motorcycle 34       4         1       33         25       1       29      
Pedalcyclist 2       0         0       0         2       0       3      
Pedestrian 3       0         0       0         2       0       2      
Van/4 WD 160       21         0       0         40       0       31      
Other 20       3         0       0         5       0       1      
Unknown 50       7         0       0         8       0       6      
Total 763       100         3       100         199       7       186      

Crashes in Lincoln County by Top Contributing Factor, 2009
Contributing Factor Crashes People
Total % of Total Fatal % of Fatal Injury Killed Injured
Alcohol involvement 28       5         0       0         15       0       17      
Red light running 10       2         0       0         2       0       4      
Failing to yield 49       9         0       0         18       0       27      
Excessive speed 103       19         1       50         33       6       43      
Driving left of center 11       2         0       0         3       0       4      
Following too close 34       6         0       0         7       0       10      
Improper turning 4       1         0       0         1       0       1      
Improper overtaking 2       0         0       0         0       0       0      
Mechanical defect 16       3         0       0         3       0       5      
Driver inattention 93       17         1       50         24       1       36      
Improper driving 10       2         0       0         5       0       6      
Other 176       33         0       0         25       0       33      
Total 536       100         2       100         136       7       186      


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


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







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





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

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


"Teenager" and Young Adult Drivers in Crashes in Lincoln County by Vehicle Type, 2009
Vehicle "Teenage" Drivers   Young Adult Drivers
Total Fatal Injury   Total Fatal Injury
Passenger car 42         1         10           34         0         6        
Pickup 22         0         5           26         0         10        
Motorcycle 3         0         2           4         0         4        
Van/4 WD 14         0         3           16         0         3        
Other 1         0         0           1         0         0        
Unknown 3         0         1           3         0         1        
Total 85         1         21           84         0         24        


"Teenagers" and Young Adults Killed or Injured in Crashes
by Year in Lincoln County, 2000-2009
Year "Teenagers"   Young Adults
All Crashes Alcohol Crashes   All Crashes Alcohol Crashes
Killed Injured Killed Injured   Killed Injured Killed Injured
2009 1       30       0       0         0       27       0       1      
2008 0       27       0       0         0       18       0       3      
2007 0       31       0       3         0       29       0       7      
2006 0       30       0       3         0       28       0       4      
2005 2       44       0       7         0       27       0       3      
2004 2       45       0       6         1       23       0       6      
2003 0       41       0       5         0       35       0       9      
2002 3       57       2       6         3       26       3       6      
2001 1       45       0       5         0       39       0       7      
2000 1       57       0       3         1       35       0       9