Santa Fe Community Report, 2009

Demographics

In 2009, there were 96,526 licensed drivers in Santa Fe. Of these, there were 48,846 females and 47,680 males. The population of Santa Fe was 73,720. The total number of crashes in 2009 was 2,413, yielding a crash rate of 33 per thousand people (total number of crashes 2,413 divided by total population 73,720 times 1,000). The corresponding rate for the state was 23 per thousand people.

General Crash Information

From 2007 to 2009 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 decreased since last year, while belt usage involving Incapacitating injuries has also decreased. 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, four involved St Francis Dr and Cerrillos Rd.

Alcohol-related Crash Information

Information about alcohol-involved crashes is included in all sections of this report. Of the 181 people convicted of DWI in Santa Fe, 75 percent were first-time DWI convictions (number of first convictions 136 divided by the total number of people convicted 181 times 100). The corresponding percent for the state is 68.

Crash Specifics

Crashes involving Other vehicles were the most common class, accounting for 81 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 50 percent of all vehicles in crashes. Van/4 WDs accounted for 21 percent of vehicles involved in crashes. Together these two vehicle types comprised 72 percent of the vehicles involved in injury crashes. The most common top contributing factors were Following too close, Driver inattention and Failing to yield. There were five fatal crashes in 2009. The top contributing factor for the fatal crashes was Failing to yield.

People in Crashes

Overall, males were 54 percent of drivers in crashes and 68 percent of drivers in alcohol-involved crashes. They account for 49 percent of licensed drivers in Santa Fe. 33 pedestrians were involved in crashes in 2009. In 2009, no "Teenagers" and one Young Adult were killed in crashes in Santa Fe. Statewide 14 percent of alcohol-involved drivers were under 21; in Santa Fe 13 percent (12 of 91) 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 Santa Fe
by Alcohol Involvement
Fatal and Injury Crashes in Santa Fe
by Alcohol Involvement
   




Passenger Vehicle Seatbelt Usage and Injuries in Santa Fe, 2009 - 2007
Injury Level 2009 2008 2007
Total No Belt Total No Belt Total No Belt
 Killed 3        1        3        1        3        2       
 Incapacitating injury 29        2        35        1        39        0       
 Visible injury 105        3        117        2        104        0       
 Complaint of injury 686        0        864        4        935        1       
 Unhurt 4,752        5        5,000        18        5,602        9       
 Total 5,575        11        6,019        26        6,683        12       



The Seven Intersections in Santa Fe with the Most Crashes, 2009
Intersection Crashes People
Total Fatal Injury Killed Injured
Airport Rd and Cerrillos Rd 50         0         17         0         23        
Alameda St and St Francis Dr 25         0         5         0         7        
Cerrillos Rd and Richards Ave 28         0         8         0         13        
Cerrillos Rd and St Francis Dr 67         0         13         0         21        
Cerrillos Rd and Zafarano Dr 50         0         17         0         26        
Cordova Rd and St Francis Dr 30         0         12         0         18        
St Francis Dr and St Michaels Dr 29         0         10         0         14        


Lifetime DWI convictions for Drivers
Convicted of DWI Violations in Santa Fe, 2009
Convictions Since 2005 Since 1985
 1st   136             108          
 2nd   31             42          
 3rd   9             16          
 4th   5             9          
 5th   0             5          
 6th   0             1          
 7th   0             0          
 8th   0             0          
 9th   0             0          
 10 or more   0             0          
 Total   181             181          
   Convictions are counts of people
convicted of DWI by 7/2010 for
violations in 2009 in Santa Fe.
Convictions are not comparable
to arrests.


DWI Arrests in Santa Fe
Showing First Arrest and Repeat Offenders
Crashes in Santa Fe
by Hour and Alcohol Involvement
   


Crashes in Santa Fe by Class, 2009
Classes Crashes People
Total % of Total Fatal % of Fatal Injury Killed Injured
Other vehicle 1,954       81         3       60         566       3       796      
Pedestrian 29       1         1       20         21       1       25      
Fixed object 190       8         0       0         50       0       61      
Veh. on other roadway 4       0         0       0         3       0       3      
Parked vehicle 120       5         0       0         10       0       10      
Overturn 57       2         1       20         26       1       40      
Other non-collision 21       1         0       0         12       0       13      
Pedalcyclist 19       1         0       0         14       0       14      
Railroad train 1       0         0       0         0       0       0      
Animal 6       0         0       0         2       0       2      
Other object 12       0         0       0         5       0       6      
Total 2,413       100         5       100         709       5       970      







Crashes in Santa Fe by Vehicle Type, 2009
Vehicle Type Crashes People
Total % of Total Fatal % of Fatal Injury Killed Injured
Passenger car 2,400       50         1       11         728       0       518      
Pickup 880       18         2       22         224       0       122      
Semi 20       0         1       11         2       0       0      
Bus 27       1         0       0         2       0       1      
Motorcycle 53       1         1       11         43       1       49      
Pedalcyclist 19       0         0       0         14       0       14      
Pedestrian 33       1         1       11         24       1       23      
Van/4 WD 1,002       21         3       33         303       3       191      
Other 117       2         0       0         45       0       30      
Unknown 227       5         0       0         53       0       22      
Total 4,778       100         9       100         1,438       5       970      





Crashes in Santa Fe by Top Contributing Factor, 2009
Contributing Factor Crashes People
Total % of Total Fatal % of Fatal Injury Killed Injured
Alcohol involvement 114       5         1       20         50       1       62      
Red light running 107       4         0       0         38       0       56      
Failing to yield 441       18         2       40         135       2       208      
Excessive speed 184       8         1       20         51       1       81      
Driving left of center 23       1         0       0         6       0       8      
Following too close 612       25         0       0         184       0       242      
Improper turning 53       2         0       0         10       0       13      
Improper overtaking 22       1         0       0         2       0       2      
Inop. traffic control 2       0         0       0         1       0       1      
Mechanical defect 22       1         0       0         4       0       5      
Driver inattention 509       21         0       0         150       0       193      
Improper driving 53       2         0       0         10       0       11      
Other 271       11         1       20         68       1       88      
Total 2,413       100         5       100         709       5       970      








People in Crashes by Age and Sex in Santa Fe, 2009





People in Alcohol-Involved Crashes by Age and Sex in Santa Fe, 2009









Drivers in Crashes by Age and Sex in Santa Fe, 2009





Drivers in Alcohol-Involved Crashes by Age and Sex in Santa Fe, 2009


Pedestrians in Crashes in Santa Fe
by Pedestrian Alcohol Involvement
Pedestrians in Crashes in Santa Fe
by Age Group
   


"Teenager" and Young Adult Drivers in Crashes in Santa Fe by Vehicle Type, 2009
Vehicle "Teenage" Drivers   Young Adult Drivers
Total Fatal Injury   Total Fatal Injury
Passenger car 291         0         82           307         1         98        
Pickup 54         0         18           81         0         16        
Semi 0         0         0           1         0         0        
Bus 1         0         0           0         0         0        
Motorcycle 4         0         3           10         0         10        
Pedalcyclist 4         0         1           2         0         1        
Pedestrian 2         0         2           2         0         2        
Van/4 WD 76         0         21           88         1         29        
Other 6         0         5           14         0         5        
Unknown 9         0         5           15         0         5        
Total 447         0         137           520         2         166        


"Teenagers" and Young Adults Killed or Injured in Crashes
by Year in Santa Fe, 2000-2009
Year "Teenagers"   Young Adults
All Crashes Alcohol Crashes   All Crashes Alcohol Crashes
Killed Injured Killed Injured   Killed Injured Killed Injured
2009 0       112       0       5         1       99       1       6      
2008 1       122       0       6         1       112       0       8      
2007 0       154       0       13         1       139       1       21      
2006 3       195       0       16         1       172       0       18      
2005 1       178       1       13         0       148       0       21      
2004 2       186       2       21         2       149       1       18      
2003 1       227       1       30         0       160       0       26      
2002 1       229       0       9         2       197       1       25      
2001 0       231       0       21         0       163       0       30      
2000 0       193       0       27         0       161       0       21