Quay County Report, 2009

Demographics

In 2009, there were 7,338 licensed drivers in Quay County. Of these, there were 3,678 females and 3,660 males. The population of Quay County was 8,917. The total number of crashes in 2009 was 276, yielding a crash rate of 31 per thousand people (total number of crashes 276 divided by total population 8,917 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 increased since last year, while belt usage involving Incapacitating injuries has also increased. 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 41 people convicted of DWI in Quay County, 76 percent were first-time DWI convictions (number of first convictions 31 divided by the total number of people convicted 41 times 100). The corresponding percent for the state is 68.

Crash Specifics

Crashes involving Other vehicles were the most common class, accounting for 30 percent of all crashes. Crashes involving Overturns and Other vehicles resulted in fatalities. Passenger cars were the vehicle type most often involved in crashes, accounting for 36 percent of all vehicles in crashes. Pickups accounted for 20 percent of vehicles involved in crashes. Together these two vehicle types comprised 59 percent of the vehicles involved in injury crashes. The three most common top contributing factors were Other, Excessive speed and Driver inattention. There were three fatal crashes in 2009. The top contributing factors for the fatal crashes were Driver inattention, Excessive speed and Alcohol involvement.

People in Crashes

Overall, males were 70 percent of drivers in crashes and 67 percent of drivers in alcohol-involved crashes. They account for 50 percent of licensed drivers in Quay County. One pedestrian was involved in a crash in 2009. In 2009, no "Teenagers" or Young Adults were killed in crashes in Quay County. Statewide 14 percent of alcohol-involved drivers were under 21; in Quay County 17 percent (1 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 Quay County
by Alcohol Involvement
Fatal and Injury Crashes in Quay County
by Alcohol Involvement




Passenger Vehicle Seatbelt Usage and Injuries in Quay County, 2009 - 2007
Injury Level 2009 2008 2007
Total No Belt Total No Belt Total No Belt
 Killed 2        1        5        1        4        4       
 Incapacitating injury 22        3        15        3        23        6       
 Visible injury 24        1        15        1        37        1       
 Complaint of injury 37        0        41        1        44        0       
 Unhurt 327        0        240        0        378        3       
 Total 412        5        316        6        486        14       


Lifetime DWI convictions for Drivers
Convicted of DWI Violations in Quay County, 2009
Convictions Since 2005 Since 1985
 1st   31             25          
 2nd   10             13          
 3rd   0             2          
 4th   0             1          
 5th   0             0          
 6th   0             0          
 7th   0             0          
 8th   0             0          
 9th   0             0          
 10 or more   0             0          
 Total   41             41          
   Convictions are counts of people
convicted of DWI by 7/2010 for
violations in 2009 in Quay County.
Convictions are not comparable
to arrests.

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


Crashes in Quay County by Class, 2009
Classes Crashes People
Total % of Total Fatal % of Fatal Injury Killed Injured
Other vehicle 82       30         1       33         14       1       17      
Pedestrian 1       0         0       0         1       0       1      
Fixed object 50       18         0       0         10       0       12      
Parked vehicle 15       5         0       0         2       0       2      
Overturn 67       24         2       67         39       2       60      
Other non-collision 20       7         0       0         5       0       6      
Pedalcyclist 1       0         0       0         0       0       0      
Animal 33       12         0       0         3       0       4      
Other object 7       3         0       0         0       0       0      
Total 276       100         3       100         74       3       102      


Crashes in Quay County by Vehicle Type, 2009
Vehicle Type Crashes People
Total % of Total Fatal % of Fatal Injury Killed Injured
Passenger car 138       36         0       0         36       0       36      
Pickup 77       20         1       25         18       1       25      
Semi 62       16         1       25         14       0       9      
Bus 1       0         0       0         0       0       0      
Motorcycle 4       1         0       0         3       0       5      
Pedalcyclist 1       0         0       0         0       0       0      
Pedestrian 1       0         0       0         1       0       1      
Van/4 WD 66       17         2       50         18       2       23      
Other 17       4         0       0         2       0       3      
Unknown 15       4         0       0         0       0       0      
Total 382       100         4       100         92       3       102      

Crashes in Quay County by Top Contributing Factor, 2009
Contributing Factor Crashes People
Total % of Total Fatal % of Fatal Injury Killed Injured
Alcohol involvement 10       4         1       33         6       1       9      
Red light running 13       5         0       0         7       0       8      
Failing to yield 22       8         0       0         4       0       5      
Excessive speed 61       22         1       33         16       1       24      
Driving left of center 6       2         0       0         2       0       3      
Following too close 10       4         0       0         4       0       4      
Improper turning 6       2         0       0         1       0       2      
Improper overtaking 1       0         0       0         0       0       0      
Mechanical defect 15       5         0       0         4       0       5      
Driver inattention 51       18         1       33         18       1       27      
Improper driving 4       1         0       0         0       0       0      
Other 77       28         0       0         12       0       15      
Total 276       100         3       100         74       3       102      


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


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






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




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

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


"Teenager" and Young Adult Drivers in Crashes in Quay County by Vehicle Type, 2009
Vehicle "Teenage" Drivers   Young Adult Drivers
Total Fatal Injury   Total Fatal Injury
Passenger car 14         0         5           10         0         0        
Pickup 7         0         6           4         0         1        
Semi 0         0         0           2         0         1        
Van/4 WD 7         0         3           4         0         0        
Unknown 1         0         0           1         0         0        
Total 29         0         14           21         0         2        


"Teenagers" and Young Adults Killed or Injured in Crashes
by Year in Quay 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       18       0       2         0       1       0       0      
2008 0       11       0       2         4       5       2       0      
2007 0       15       0       1         1       11       0       2      
2006 0       15       0       2         0       9       0       2      
2005 1       10       0       0         0       21       0       0      
2004 1       34       0       3         1       18       0       1      
2003 1       10       1       1         0       9       0       3      
2002 2       13       0       0         3       14       2       2      
2001 1       23       0       8         1       17       0       4      
2000 1       18       1       3         0       17       0       4