Roosevelt County Report, 2009

Demographics

In 2009, there were 12,609 licensed drivers in Roosevelt County. Of these, there were 6,267 females and 6,342 males. The population of Roosevelt County was 18,817. The total number of crashes in 2009 was 343, yielding a crash rate of 18 per thousand people (total number of crashes 343 divided by total population 18,817 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 2004 to 2009. Belt usage (as a percentage) involving Visible injuries has increased since last year, while belt usage involving Incapacitating injuries has 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 88 people convicted of DWI in Roosevelt County, 76 percent were first-time DWI convictions (number of first convictions 67 divided by the total number of people convicted 88 times 100). The corresponding percent for the state is 68.

Crash Specifics

Crashes involving Other vehicles were the most common class, accounting for 50 percent of all crashes. Crashes involving Overturns, Pedestrians and Other vehicles resulted in fatalities. Passenger cars were the vehicle type most often involved in crashes, accounting for 44 percent of all vehicles in crashes. Pickups accounted for 29 percent of vehicles involved in crashes. Together these two vehicle types comprised 70 percent of the vehicles involved in injury crashes. The three most common top contributing factors were Other, Driver inattention and Excessive speed. There were four fatal crashes in 2009. The top contributing factor for the fatal crashes was Alcohol involvement.

People in Crashes

Overall, males were 55 percent of drivers in crashes and 85 percent of drivers in alcohol-involved crashes. They account for 50 percent of licensed drivers in Roosevelt County. Four pedestrians were involved in crashes in 2009. In 2009, no "Teenagers" and one Young Adult were killed in crashes in Roosevelt County. Statewide 14 percent of alcohol-involved drivers were under 21; in Roosevelt County 31 percent (8 of 26) 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 Roosevelt County
by Alcohol Involvement
Fatal and Injury Crashes in Roosevelt County
by Alcohol Involvement




Passenger Vehicle Seatbelt Usage and Injuries in Roosevelt County, 2009 - 2007
Injury Level 2009 2008 2007
Total No Belt Total No Belt Total No Belt
 Killed 3        1        5        1        2        2       
 Incapacitating injury 8        3        9        1        12        0       
 Visible injury 47        0        30        3        41        4       
 Complaint of injury 40        0        54        3        51        2       
 Unhurt 511        7        407        2        466        4       
 Total 609        11        505        10        572        12       


Lifetime DWI convictions for Drivers
Convicted of DWI Violations in Roosevelt County, 2009
Convictions Since 2005 Since 1985
 1st   67             54          
 2nd   20             21          
 3rd   1             6          
 4th   0             6          
 5th   0             0          
 6th   0             0          
 7th   0             1          
 8th   0             0          
 9th   0             0          
 10 or more   0             0          
 Total   88             88          
   Convictions are counts of people
convicted of DWI by 7/2010 for
violations in 2009 in Roosevelt County
Convictions are not comparable
to arrests.

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


Crashes in Roosevelt County by Class, 2009
Classes Crashes People
Total % of Total Fatal % of Fatal Injury Killed Injured
Other vehicle 173       50         1       25         23       1       41      
Pedestrian 4       1         1       25         3       1       3      
Fixed object 59       17         0       0         12       0       18      
Parked vehicle 46       13         0       0         4       0       4      
Overturn 33       10         2       50         21       2       33      
Other non-collision 2       1         0       0         1       0       1      
Pedalcyclist 2       1         0       0         1       0       1      
Animal 22       6         0       0         4       0       5      
Other object 2       1         0       0         1       0       1      
Total 343       100         4       100         70       4       107      


Crashes in Roosevelt County by Vehicle Type, 2009
Vehicle Type Crashes People
Total % of Total Fatal % of Fatal Injury Killed Injured
Passenger car 256       44         3       50         47       3       47      
Pickup 170       29         2       33         26       0       35      
Semi 12       2         0       0         2       0       2      
Bus 1       0         0       0         0       0       0      
Motorcycle 4       1         0       0         3       0       3      
Pedalcyclist 2       0         0       0         1       0       1      
Pedestrian 4       1         1       17         3       1       2      
Van/4 WD 81       14         0       0         15       0       13      
Other 18       3         0       0         2       0       3      
Unknown 35       6         0       0         6       0       1      
Total 583       100         6       100         105       4       107      

Crashes in Roosevelt County by Top Contributing Factor, 2009
Contributing Factor Crashes People
Total % of Total Fatal % of Fatal Injury Killed Injured
Alcohol involvement 27       8         2       50         11       2       26      
Red light running 20       6         0       0         2       0       5      
Failing to yield 36       10         1       25         10       1       13      
Excessive speed 44       13         1       25         17       1       20      
Driving left of center 6       2         0       0         1       0       1      
Following too close 32       9         0       0         1       0       1      
Improper turning 12       3         0       0         1       0       1      
Improper overtaking 8       2         0       0         3       0       7      
Mechanical defect 7       2         0       0         0       0       0      
Driver inattention 68       20         0       0         10       0       16      
Improper driving 9       3         0       0         2       0       3      
Other 74       22         0       0         12       0       14      
Total 343       100         4       100         70       4       107      


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


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






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





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

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


"Teenager" and Young Adult Drivers in Crashes in Roosevelt County by Vehicle Type, 2009
Vehicle "Teenage" Drivers   Young Adult Drivers
Total Fatal Injury   Total Fatal Injury
Passenger car 55         1         17           51         1         3        
Pickup 26         1         5           32         0         5        
Pedalcyclist 0         0         0           1         0         1        
Van/4 WD 11         0         3           5         0         1        
Other 1         0         0           1         0         0        
Unknown 5         0         2           3         0         2        
Total 98         2         27           93         1         12        


"Teenagers" and Young Adults Killed or Injured in Crashes
by Year in Roosevelt 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       42       0       14         1       6       1       2      
2008 1       28       0       1         0       21       0       6      
2007 0       29       0       5         0       28       0       5      
2006 0       36       0       2         1       23       1       5      
2005 1       44       0       2         0       23       0       3      
2004 4       54       4       8         0       25       0       5      
2003 0       47       0       4         0       27       0       4      
2002 0       59       0       8         2       37       1       8      
2001 0       35       0       2         2       26       1       5      
2000 2       40       1       7         0       31       0       2