Mora County Report, 2009

Demographics

In 2009, there were 3,716 licensed drivers in Mora County. Of these, there were 1,824 females and 1,892 males. The population of Mora County was 4,935. The total number of crashes in 2009 was 78, yielding a crash rate of 16 per thousand people (total number of crashes 78 divided by total population 4,935 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 2006 to 2009. Belt usage (as a percentage) involving Visible injuries has decreased since last year, while belt usage involving Incapacitating injuries has not changed. Belt usage (as a percentage) involving Fatalities has increased since last year.

Alcohol-related Crash Information

Information about alcohol-involved crashes is included in all sections of this report. Of the 17 people convicted of DWI in Mora County, 71 percent were first-time DWI convictions (number of first convictions 12 divided by the total number of people convicted 17 times 100). The corresponding percent for the state is 68.

Crash Specifics

Crashes involving Overturns and Fixed objects were the most common class, accounting for 44 percent of all crashes. Crashes involving Fixed objects resulted in fatalities. Pickups were the vehicle type most often involved in crashes, accounting for 32 percent of all vehicles in crashes. Van/4 WDs accounted for 26 percent of vehicles involved in crashes. Together these two vehicle types comprised 45 percent of the vehicles involved in injury crashes. The three most common top contributing factors were Other, Excessive speed and Driver inattention. There was one fatal crash in 2009. The top contributing factor for the fatal crash was Excessive speed.

People in Crashes

Overall, males were 63 percent of drivers in crashes and 83 percent of drivers in alcohol-involved crashes. They account for 51 percent of licensed drivers in Mora County. No pedestrians were involved in crashes in 2009. In 2009, no "Teenagers" or Young Adults were killed in crashes in Mora County. Statewide 14 percent of alcohol-involved drivers were under 21; in Mora County 0 percent (0 of 6) 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 Mora County
by Alcohol Involvement
Fatal and Injury Crashes in Mora County
by Alcohol Involvement




Passenger Vehicle Seatbelt Usage and Injuries in Mora County, 2009 - 2007
Injury Level 2009 2008 2007
Total No Belt Total No Belt Total No Belt
 Killed 1        0        1        1        1        1       
 Incapacitating injury 2        0        0        0        0        0       
 Visible injury 12        2        3        0        2        0       
 Complaint of injury 13        2        23        2        5        0       
 Unhurt 71        0        54        0        43        0       
 Total 99        4        81        3        51        1       


Lifetime DWI convictions for Drivers
Convicted of DWI Violations in Mora County, 2009
Convictions Since 2005 Since 1985
 1st   12             6          
 2nd   5             6          
 3rd   0             4          
 4th   0             1          
 5th   0             0          
 6th   0             0          
 7th   0             0          
 8th   0             0          
 9th   0             0          
 10 or more   0             0          
 Total   17             17          
   Convictions are counts of people
convicted of DWI by 7/2010 for
violations in 2009 in Mora County.
Convictions are not comparable
to arrests.

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


Crashes in Mora County by Class, 2009
Classes Crashes People
Total % of Total Fatal % of Fatal Injury Killed Injured
Other vehicle 15       19         0       0         3       0       6      
Fixed object 17       22         1       100         6       1       10      
Parked vehicle 7       9         0       0         0       0       0      
Overturn 17       22         0       0         8       0       16      
Other non-collision 5       6         0       0         0       0       0      
Pedalcyclist 1       1         0       0         0       0       0      
Animal 15       19         0       0         0       0       0      
Other object 1       1         0       0         0       0       0      
Total 78       100         1       100         17       1       32      


Crashes in Mora County by Vehicle Type, 2009
Vehicle Type Crashes People
Total % of Total Fatal % of Fatal Injury Killed Injured
Passenger car 25       25         0       0         8       0       14      
Pickup 32       32         0       0         3       0       3      
Semi 2       2         0       0         0       0       0      
Motorcycle 2       2         0       0         1       0       1      
Pedalcyclist 1       1         0       0         0       0       0      
Van/4 WD 26       26         1       100         6       1       11      
Other 4       4         0       0         0       0       0      
Unknown 9       9         0       0         2       0       3      
Total 101       100         1       100         20       1       32      

Crashes in Mora County by Top Contributing Factor, 2009
Contributing Factor Crashes People
Total % of Total Fatal % of Fatal Injury Killed Injured
Alcohol involvement 6       8         0       0         3       0       5      
Failing to yield 3       4         0       0         0       0       0      
Excessive speed 21       27         1       100         8       1       16      
Driving left of center 4       5         0       0         2       0       6      
Mechanical defect 1       1         0       0         0       0       0      
Driver inattention 11       14         0       0         2       0       2      
Other 32       41         0       0         2       0       3      
Total 78       100         1       100         17       1       32      


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


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






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


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

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


"Teenager" and Young Adult Drivers in Crashes in Mora County by Vehicle Type, 2009
Vehicle "Teenage" Drivers   Young Adult Drivers
Total Fatal Injury   Total Fatal Injury
Passenger car 3         0         2           5         0         3        
Pickup 2         0         0           2         0         0        
Van/4 WD 5         0         2           1         0         0        
Unknown 1         0         1           0         0         0        
Total 11         0         5           8         0         3        


"Teenagers" and Young Adults Killed or Injured in Crashes
by Year in Mora 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       9       0       0         0       3       0       1      
2008 0       1       0       0         0       1       0       0      
2007 1       0       0       0         0       1       0       0      
2006 0       1       0       0         2       1       0       0      
2005 0       9       0       0         0       8       0       0      
2004 0       11       0       3         1       7       1       2      
2003 1       11       1       0         0       9       0       2      
2002 0       16       0       4         0       12       0       0      
2001 0       1       0       1         0       9       0       1      
2000 0       18       0       4         0       10       0       2