Tucumcari Community Report, 2009

Demographics

In 2009, there were 5,440 licensed drivers in Tucumcari. Of these, there were 2,740 females and 2,700 males. The population of Tucumcari was 5,247. The total number of crashes in 2009 was 82, yielding a crash rate of 16 per thousand people (total number of crashes 82 divided by total population 5,247 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 a downward trend from 2006 to 2009. Belt usage (as a percentage) involving Visible injuries has not changed since last year, while belt usage involving Incapacitating injuries has also not changed. 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, five involved Tucumcari Blvd.

Alcohol-related Crash Information

Information about alcohol-involved crashes is included in all sections of this report. Of the 10 people convicted of DWI in Tucumcari, 80 percent were first-time DWI convictions (number of first convictions 8 divided by the total number of people convicted 10 times 100). The corresponding percent for the state is 68.

Crash Specifics

Crashes involving Other vehicles were the most common class, accounting for 59 percent of all crashes. Passenger cars were the vehicle type most often involved in crashes, accounting for 47 percent of all vehicles in crashes. Pickups accounted for 18 percent of vehicles involved in crashes. Together these two vehicle types comprised 74 percent of the vehicles involved in injury crashes. The most common top contributing factors were Driver inattention, Failing to yield and Excessive speed. There were no fatal crashes in 2009.

People in Crashes

Overall, males were 59 percent of drivers in crashes and 50 percent of drivers in alcohol-involved crashes. They account for 50 percent of licensed drivers in Tucumcari. One pedestrian was involved in a crash in 2009. In 2009, no "Teenagers" or Young Adults were killed in crashes in Tucumcari. Statewide 14 percent of alcohol-involved drivers were under 21; in Tucumcari 0 percent (0 of 2) 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 Tucumcari
by Alcohol Involvement
Fatal and Injury Crashes in Tucumcari
by Alcohol Involvement
   




Passenger Vehicle Seatbelt Usage and Injuries in Tucumcari, 2009 - 2007
Injury Level 2009 2008 2007
Total No Belt Total No Belt Total No Belt
 Killed 0        0        0        0        0        0       
 Incapacitating injury 5        0        1        0        7        1       
 Visible injury 0        0        5        0        3        0       
 Complaint of injury 11        0        18        0        20        0       
 Unhurt 127        0        92        0        189        3       
 Total 143        0        116        0        219        4       




The Seven Intersections in Tucumcari with the Most Crashes, 2009
Intersection Crashes People
Total Fatal Injury Killed Injured
10th St and Hines Ave 1         0         0         0         0        
1st St and Dahoney Ave 2         0         1         0         1        
1st St and Tucumcari Blvd 4         0         0         0         0        
2nd St and Tucumcari Blvd 2         0         0         0         0        
3rd St and Tucumcari Blvd 2         0         1         0         1        
4th St and Tucumcari Blvd 2         0         0         0         0        
Mountain Rd and Tucumcari Blvd 4         0         2         0         3        



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


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


Crashes in Tucumcari by Class, 2009
Classes Crashes People
Total % of Total Fatal % of Fatal Injury Killed Injured
Other vehicle 48       59         0       0         8       0       10      
Pedestrian 1       1         0       0         1       0       1      
Fixed object 11       13         0       0         1       0       1      
Parked vehicle 14       17         0       0         2       0       2      
Overturn 4       5         0       0         3       0       4      
Other non-collision 1       1         0       0         0       0       0      
Pedalcyclist 1       1         0       0         0       0       0      
Animal 2       2         0       0         0       0       0      
Total 82       100         0       0         15       0       18      







Crashes in Tucumcari by Vehicle Type, 2009
Vehicle Type Crashes People
Total % of Total Fatal % of Fatal Injury Killed Injured
Passenger car 70       47         0       0         13       0       8      
Pickup 27       18         0       0         7       0       7      
Semi 13       9         0       0         3       0       0      
Pedalcyclist 1       1         0       0         0       0       0      
Pedestrian 1       1         0       0         1       0       1      
Van/4 WD 23       16         0       0         3       0       2      
Other 3       2         0       0         0       0       0      
Unknown 10       7         0       0         0       0       0      
Total 148       100         0       0         27       0       18      







Crashes in Tucumcari by Top Contributing Factor, 2009
Contributing Factor Crashes People
Total % of Total Fatal % of Fatal Injury Killed Injured
Alcohol involvement 5       6         0       0         3       0       3      
Red light running 9       11         0       0         4       0       5      
Failing to yield 15       18         0       0         2       0       2      
Excessive speed 13       16         0       0         2       0       4      
Following too close 4       5         0       0         2       0       2      
Improper turning 4       5         0       0         0       0       0      
Mechanical defect 2       2         0       0         0       0       0      
Driver inattention 18       22         0       0         1       0       1      
Other 12       15         0       0         1       0       1      
Total 82       100         0       0         15       0       18      









People in Crashes by Age and Sex in Tucumcari, 2009







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








Drivers in Crashes by Age and Sex in Tucumcari, 2009







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



Pedestrians in Crashes in Tucumcari
by Pedestrian Alcohol Involvement
Pedestrians in Crashes in Tucumcari
by Age Group
   


"Teenager" and Young Adult Drivers in Crashes in Tucumcari by Vehicle Type, 2009
Vehicle "Teenage" Drivers   Young Adult Drivers
Total Fatal Injury   Total Fatal Injury
Passenger car 7         0         0           4         0         0        
Pickup 4         0         3           0         0         0        
Van/4 WD 1         0         0           4         0         0        
Unknown 1         0         0           1         0         0        
Total 13         0         3           9         0         0        


"Teenagers" and Young Adults Killed or Injured in Crashes
by Year in Tucumcari, 2000-2009
Year "Teenagers"   Young Adults
All Crashes Alcohol Crashes   All Crashes Alcohol Crashes
Killed Injured Killed Injured   Killed Injured Killed Injured
2009 0       4       0       0         0       0       0       0      
2008 0       5       0       2         1       2       0       0      
2007 0       4       0       1         0       4       0       1      
2006 0       6       0       1         0       1       0       0      
2005 0       1       0       0         0       6       0       0      
2004 0       13       0       0         0       5       0       1      
2003 0       4       0       0         0       3       0       0      
2002 0       1       0       0         0       2       0       2      
2001 1       7       0       4         0       5       0       3      
2000 0       9       0       2         0       3       0       3