Los Lunas Community Report, 2009

Demographics

In 2009, there were 29,799 licensed drivers in Los Lunas. Of these, there were 14,787 females and 15,012 males. The population of Los Lunas was 14,362. The total number of crashes in 2009 was 528, yielding a crash rate of 37 per thousand people (total number of crashes 528 divided by total population 14,362 times 1,000). The corresponding rate for the state was 23 per thousand people.

General Crash Information

From 2006 to 2008 the number of crashes has shown a downward trend. Fatal and injury crashes have also shown a downward trend from 2006 to 2008. Belt usage (as a percentage) involving Visible injuries has decreased since last year, while belt usage involving Incapacitating injuries has increased. 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, seven involved Main St.

Alcohol-related Crash Information

Information about alcohol-involved crashes is included in all sections of this report. Of the 38 people convicted of DWI in Los Lunas, 55 percent were first-time DWI convictions (number of first convictions 21 divided by the total number of people convicted 38 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 Pedestrians and Other vehicles resulted in fatalities. Passenger cars were the vehicle type most often involved in crashes, accounting for 50 percent of all vehicles in crashes. Pickups accounted for 22 percent of vehicles involved in crashes. Together these two vehicle types comprised 73 percent of the vehicles involved in injury crashes. The most common top contributing factors were Driver inattention, Following too close and Failing to yield. There were two fatal crashes in 2009. The top contributing factors for the fatal crashes were Excessive speed and Red light running.

People in Crashes

Overall, males were 53 percent of drivers in crashes and 59 percent of drivers in alcohol-involved crashes. They account for 50 percent of licensed drivers in Los Lunas. Four pedestrians were involved in crashes in 2009. In 2009, no "Teenagers" or Young Adults were killed in crashes in Los Lunas. Statewide 14 percent of alcohol-involved drivers were under 21; in Los Lunas 14 percent (3 of 22) 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 Los Lunas
by Alcohol Involvement
Fatal and Injury Crashes in Los Lunas
by Alcohol Involvement
   




Passenger Vehicle Seatbelt Usage and Injuries in Los Lunas, 2009 - 2007
Injury Level 2009 2008 2007
Total No Belt Total No Belt Total No Belt
 Killed 1        0        0        0        2        1       
 Incapacitating injury 23        0        10        1        16        0       
 Visible injury 31        2        23        0        40        2       
 Complaint of injury 124        0        127        0        148        0       
 Unhurt 972        0        678        0        1,090        6       
 Total 1,151        2        838        1        1,296        9       




The Seven Intersections in Los Lunas with the Most Crashes, 2009
Intersection Crashes People
Total Fatal Injury Killed Injured
Carson Dr and Main St 18         0         4         0         5        
Emilio Lopez Rd and Main St 13         0         1         0         1        
Highway Ave and Main St 17         0         4         0         5        
I-25 and Main St 13         0         2         0         3        
Los Cerritos and Main St 9         0         0         0         0        
Los Lentes Rd and Main St 25         0         4         0         4        
Main St and NM 47 21         0         9         0         11        



Lifetime DWI convictions for Drivers
Convicted of DWI Violations in Los Lunas, 2009
Convictions Since 2005 Since 1985
 1st   21             13          
 2nd   16             11          
 3rd   1             10          
 4th   0             2          
 5th   0             1          
 6th   0             1          
 7th   0             0          
 8th   0             0          
 9th   0             0          
 10 or more   0             0          
 Total   38             38          
   Convictions are counts of people
convicted of DWI by 7/2010 for
violations in 2009 in Los Lunas.
Convictions are not comparable
to arrests.


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


Crashes in Los Lunas by Class, 2009
Classes Crashes People
Total % of Total Fatal % of Fatal Injury Killed Injured
Other vehicle 393       74         1       50         102       1       151      
Pedestrian 4       1         1       50         1       1       2      
Fixed object 79       15         0       0         24       0       31      
Veh. on other roadway 3       1         0       0         1       0       1      
Parked vehicle 20       4         0       0         3       0       5      
Overturn 13       2         0       0         7       0       9      
Other non-collision 10       2         0       0         5       0       5      
Pedalcyclist 2       0         0       0         1       0       1      
Animal 1       0         0       0         0       0       0      
Other object 3       1         0       0         1       0       1      
Total 528       100         2       100         145       2       206      






Crashes in Los Lunas by Vehicle Type, 2009
Vehicle Type Crashes People
Total % of Total Fatal % of Fatal Injury Killed Injured
Passenger car 495       50         3       75         131       1       107      
Pickup 216       22         0       0         63       0       44      
Semi 9       1         0       0         2       0       0      
Bus 6       1         0       0         1       0       0      
Motorcycle 18       2         0       0         12       0       12      
Pedalcyclist 2       0         0       0         1       0       1      
Pedestrian 4       0         1       25         1       1       2      
Van/4 WD 151       15         0       0         42       0       33      
Other 27       3         0       0         5       0       4      
Unknown 53       5         0       0         8       0       3      
Total 981       100         4       100         266       2       206      






Crashes in Los Lunas by Top Contributing Factor, 2009
Contributing Factor Crashes People
Total % of Total Fatal % of Fatal Injury Killed Injured
Alcohol involvement 24       5         0       0         13       0       23      
Red light running 25       5         1       50         8       1       17      
Failing to yield 77       15         0       0         25       0       37      
Excessive speed 62       12         1       50         19       1       29      
Driving left of center 10       2         0       0         2       0       3      
Following too close 106       20         0       0         24       0       36      
Improper turning 20       4         0       0         3       0       3      
Improper overtaking 7       1         0       0         2       0       2      
Inop. traffic control 3       1         0       0         2       0       2      
Mechanical defect 6       1         0       0         3       0       3      
Driver inattention 136       26         0       0         30       0       37      
Improper driving 7       1         0       0         3       0       3      
Other 45       9         0       0         11       0       11      
Total 528       100         2       100         145       2       206      







People in Crashes by Age and Sex in Los Lunas, 2009






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








Drivers in Crashes by Age and Sex in Los Lunas, 2009






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



Pedestrians in Crashes in Los Lunas
by Pedestrian Alcohol Involvement
Pedestrians in Crashes in Los Lunas
by Age Group
   


"Teenager" and Young Adult Drivers in Crashes in Los Lunas by Vehicle Type, 2009
Vehicle "Teenage" Drivers   Young Adult Drivers
Total Fatal Injury   Total Fatal Injury
Passenger car 96         0         35           75         0         12        
Pickup 41         0         10           22         0         9        
Semi 1         0         1           0         0         0        
Motorcycle 4         0         4           3         0         2        
Pedestrian 0         0         0           2         0         1        
Van/4 WD 20         0         8           15         0         4        
Other 2         0         1           4         0         2        
Unknown 2         0         0           0         0         0        
Total 166         0         59           121         0         30        


"Teenagers" and Young Adults Killed or Injured in Crashes
by Year in Los Lunas, 2000-2009
Year "Teenagers"   Young Adults
All Crashes Alcohol Crashes   All Crashes Alcohol Crashes
Killed Injured Killed Injured   Killed Injured Killed Injured
2009 0       52       0       4         0       24       0       3      
2008 0       27       0       2         0       15       0       0      
2007 0       57       0       2         1       42       1       3      
2006 0       60       0       1         0       40       0       6      
2005 0       45       0       3         0       29       0       4      
2004 1       36       0       4         0       24       0       6      
2003 0       37       0       7         0       14       0       2      
2002 0       17       0       1         0       6       0       1      
2001 1       26       0       3         1       10       1       2      
2000 1       32       1       2         0       19       0       6