Rio Rancho Community Report, 2009

Demographics

In 2009, there were 62,799 licensed drivers in Rio Rancho. Of these, there were 31,962 females and 30,837 males. The population of Rio Rancho was 82,503. The total number of crashes in 2009 was 1,251, yielding a crash rate of 15 per thousand people (total number of crashes 1,251 divided by total population 82,503 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 shown an upward trend from 2007 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 decreased since last year. There was one fatality in the 7 intersections with the most crashes in 2009. Of these intersections, four involved Rio Rancho Dr.

Alcohol-related Crash Information

Information about alcohol-involved crashes is included in all sections of this report. Of the 229 people convicted of DWI in Rio Rancho, 66 percent were first-time DWI convictions (number of first convictions 150 divided by the total number of people convicted 229 times 100). The corresponding percent for the state is 68.

Crash Specifics

Crashes involving Other vehicles were the most common class, accounting for 72 percent of all crashes. Crashes involving Overturns, Fixed objects and Other vehicles resulted in fatalities. Passenger cars were the vehicle type most often involved in crashes, accounting for 51 percent of all vehicles in crashes. Van/4 WDs accounted for 20 percent of vehicles involved in crashes. Together these two vehicle types comprised 71 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 six fatal crashes in 2009. The top contributing factor for the fatal crashes was Alcohol involvement.

People in Crashes

Overall, males were 54 percent of drivers in crashes and 70 percent of drivers in alcohol-involved crashes. They account for 49 percent of licensed drivers in Rio Rancho. Four pedestrians were involved in crashes in 2009. In 2009, one "Teenager" and one Young Adult were killed in crashes in Rio Rancho. Statewide 14 percent of alcohol-involved drivers were under 21; in Rio Rancho 23 percent (13 of 57) 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 Rio Rancho
by Alcohol Involvement
Fatal and Injury Crashes in Rio Rancho
by Alcohol Involvement
   




Passenger Vehicle Seatbelt Usage and Injuries in Rio Rancho, 2009 - 2007
Injury Level 2009 2008 2007
Total No Belt Total No Belt Total No Belt
 Killed 4        2        2        0        0        0       
 Incapacitating injury 39        0        29        0        24        2       
 Visible injury 63        3        72        1        61        0       
 Complaint of injury 420        1        323        0        328        0       
 Unhurt 2,240        1        1,875        3        2,362        4       
 Total 2,766        7        2,301        4        2,775        6       



The Seven Intersections in Rio Rancho with the Most Crashes, 2009
Intersection Crashes People
Total Fatal Injury Killed Injured
High Resort Blvd and Rio Rancho Dr 21         0         7         0         12        
Northern Blvd and Unser Blvd 22         0         7         0         14        
Ridgecrest Dr and Rio Rancho Dr 22         0         11         0         17        
Rio Rancho Dr and Sara Rd 38         0         14         0         27        
Rio Rancho Dr and Southern Blvd 48         1         10         1         12        
Sara Rd and Southern Blvd 20         0         6         0         9        
Southern Blvd and Unser Blvd 33         0         9         0         13        



Lifetime DWI convictions for Drivers
Convicted of DWI Violations in Rio Rancho, 2009
Convictions Since 2005 Since 1985
 1st   150             122          
 2nd   62             59          
 3rd   11             26          
 4th   6             14          
 5th   0             4          
 6th   0             2          
 7th   0             1          
 8th   0             0          
 9th   0             1          
 10 or more   0             0          
 Total   229             229          
   Convictions are counts of people
convicted of DWI by 7/2010 for
violations in 2009 in Rio Rancho.
Convictions are not comparable
to arrests.


DWI Arrests in Rio Rancho
Showing First Arrest and Repeat Offenders
Crashes in Rio Rancho
by Hour and Alcohol Involvement
   


Crashes in Rio Rancho by Class, 2009
Classes Crashes People
Total % of Total Fatal % of Fatal Injury Killed Injured
Other vehicle 902       72         2       33         305       2       498      
Pedestrian 4       0         0       0         4       0       4      
Fixed object 165       13         1       17         28       1       33      
Veh. on other roadway 1       0         0       0         0       0       0      
Parked vehicle 101       8         0       0         5       0       6      
Overturn 38       3         3       50         23       3       37      
Other non-collision 20       2         0       0         11       0       11      
Pedalcyclist 9       1         0       0         7       0       7      
Animal 7       1         0       0         2       0       3      
Other object 4       0         0       0         1       0       1      
Total 1,251       100         6       100         386       6       600      







Crashes in Rio Rancho by Vehicle Type, 2009
Vehicle Type Crashes People
Total % of Total Fatal % of Fatal Injury Killed Injured
Passenger car 1,219       51         5       56         400       3       327      
Pickup 444       19         1       11         144       1       89      
Semi 7       0         0       0         0       0       0      
Bus 14       1         0       0         4       0       1      
Motorcycle 57       2         1       11         46       1       49      
Pedalcyclist 10       0         0       0         7       0       7      
Pedestrian 4       0         0       0         4       0       4      
Van/4 WD 489       20         2       22         166       1       117      
Other 45       2         0       0         12       0       2      
Unknown 106       4         0       0         10       0       4      
Total 2,395       100         9       100         793       6       600      





Crashes in Rio Rancho by Top Contributing Factor, 2009
Contributing Factor Crashes People
Total % of Total Fatal % of Fatal Injury Killed Injured
Alcohol involvement 63       5         3       50         15       3       29      
Red light running 52       4         0       0         26       0       37      
Failing to yield 193       15         1       17         77       1       123      
Excessive speed 119       10         1       17         38       1       60      
Driving left of center 20       2         0       0         3       0       11      
Following too close 263       21         0       0         87       0       129      
Improper turning 28       2         0       0         5       0       8      
Improper overtaking 12       1         0       0         1       0       1      
Inop. traffic control 1       0         0       0         0       0       0      
Mechanical defect 16       1         0       0         5       0       8      
Driver inattention 339       27         0       0         94       0       155      
Improper driving 29       2         1       17         6       1       7      
Other 116       9         0       0         29       0       32      
Total 1,251       100         6       100         386       6       600      








People in Crashes by Age and Sex in Rio Rancho, 2009






People in Alcohol-Involved Crashes by Age and Sex in Rio Rancho, 2009








Drivers in Crashes by Age and Sex in Rio Rancho, 2009





Drivers in Alcohol-Involved Crashes by Age and Sex in Rio Rancho, 2009




Pedestrians in Crashes in Rio Rancho
by Pedestrian Alcohol Involvement
Pedestrians in Crashes in Rio Rancho
by Age Group
   


"Teenager" and Young Adult Drivers in Crashes in Rio Rancho by Vehicle Type, 2009
Vehicle "Teenage" Drivers   Young Adult Drivers
Total Fatal Injury   Total Fatal Injury
Passenger car 287         0         86           144         2         49        
Pickup 55         0         18           53         0         15        
Bus 1         0         0           0         0         0        
Motorcycle 4         0         3           13         0         9        
Pedalcyclist 1         0         1           1         0         1        
Pedestrian 1         0         1           1         0         1        
Van/4 WD 71         1         25           38         0         14        
Other 0         0         0           2         0         1        
Unknown 2         0         0           0         0         0        
Total 422         1         134           252         2         90        


"Teenagers" and Young Adults Killed or Injured in Crashes
by Year in Rio Rancho, 2000-2009
Year "Teenagers"   Young Adults
All Crashes Alcohol Crashes   All Crashes Alcohol Crashes
Killed Injured Killed Injured   Killed Injured Killed Injured
2009 1       109       1       5         1       59       1       6      
2008 0       92       0       9         1       58       0       8      
2007 0       86       0       2         0       55       0       8      
2006 1       87       1       5         1       54       1       7      
2005 0       126       0       9         1       72       1       5      
2004 0       121       0       10         0       64       0       11      
2003 1       107       0       3         4       52       1       11      
2002 1       105       1       4         1       57       1       8      
2001 0       93       0       6         0       50       0       5      
2000 1       112       1       5         1       40       1       2