Carlsbad
Community Report, 2010



Demographics

In 2010, there were 24,272 licensed drivers in Carlsbad. Of these, there were 12,255 females and 12,017 males. The population of Carlsbad was 26,138. The total number of crashes in 2010 was 769, yielding a crash rate of 29 per thousand people (total number of crashes 769 divided by total population 26,138 times 1,000). The corresponding rate for the state was 21 per thousand people.

General Crash Information

From 2006 to 2009 the number of crashes has shown an upward trend. Fatal and injury crashes have shown a downward trend from 2007 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 increased since last year. There were no fatalities in the 7 intersections with the most crashes in 2010. Of these intersections, seven involved Canal St.

Alcohol-related Crash Information

Information about alcohol-involved crashes is included in all sections of this report. Of the 72 people convicted of DWI in Carlsbad, 58 percent were first-time DWI convictions (number of first convictions 42 divided by the total number of people convicted 72 times 100).

Crash Specifics

Crashes involving Other vehicles was the most common class, accounting for 68 percent of all crashes. Crashes involving Fixed objects, Pedestrians and Other vehicles resulted in fatalities. Passenger cars were the vehicle type most often involved in crashes, accounting for 39 percent of all vehicles in crashes. Pickups accounted for 32 percent of vehicles involved in crashes. Together these two vehicle types comprised 67 percent of the vehicles involved in injury crashes. The most common top contributing factors were Failing to yield, Driver inattention and Other. There were four fatal crashes in 2010. The top contributing factors for the fatal crashes were Improper driving, Excessive speed, Red light running and Alcohol involvement.

People in Crashes

Overall, males were 54 percent of drivers in crashes. They account for 50 percent of licensed drivers in Carlsbad. 11 pedestrians were involved in crashes in 2010. In 2010, no "Teenagers" and one Young Adult were killed in crashes in Carlsbad. Statewide 11 percent of alcohol-involved drivers were under 21; in Carlsbad 7 percent (2 of 28) 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 2010 census counts.
  • 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.




Crashes in Carlsbad
by Alcohol Involvement, 2001-2010
Fatal and Injury Crashes in Carlsbad
by Alcohol Involvement, 2001-2010
   




Passenger Vehicle Seatbelt Usage and Injuries in Carlsbad, 2010 - 2008
Injury Level 2010 2009 2008
Total No Belt Total No Belt Total No Belt
 Killed 2        0        2        1        0        0       
 Incapacitating injury 17        3        17        1        20        1       
 Visible injury 31        0        40        1        33        2       
 Complaint of injury 188        2        195        0        177        0       
 Unhurt 1,373        2        1,550        5        1,498        2       
 Total 1,611        7        1,804        8        1,728        5       




The Seven Intersections in Carlsbad with the Most Crashes, 2010
Intersection Crashes People
Total Fatal Injury Killed Injured
Blodgett St and Canal St 12         0         5         0         5        
Canal St and Canyon St 13         0         3         0         7        
Canal St and Center Ave 9         0         3         0         6        
Canal St and Church St 11         0         5         0         7        
Canal St and Greene St 14         0         4         0         4        
Canal St and Kircher St 9         0         1         0         1        
Canal St and Wood Ave 15         0         6         0         8        


Lifetime DWI convictions for Drivers
Convicted of DWI Violations in Carlsbad, 2010
Convictions Since 2006 Since 1986
 1st   54             42          
 2nd   14             18          
 3rd   3             5          
 4th   1             5          
 5th   0             2          
 6th   0             0          
 7th   0             0          
 8th   0             0          
 9th   0             0          
 10 or more   0             0          
 Total   72             72          
   Convictions are counts of people convicted of DWI by 7/2010 for violations in 2010 in Carlsbad. Convictions are not comparable to arrests.


DWI Arrests in Carlsbad
Showing First Arrest and Repeat Offenders, 2005-2010
Crashes in Carlsbad
by Hour and Alcohol Involvement, 2010
   

Crashes in Carlsbad by Class, 2010
Classes Crashes People
Total % of Total Fatal % of Fatal Injury Killed Injured
Other vehicle 521       68         1       25         152       1       216      
Pedestrian 9       1         2       50         6       2       7      
Fixed object 84       11         1       25         22       1       36      
Veh. on other roadway 1       0         0       0         0       0       0      
Parked vehicle 108       14         0       0         6       0       7      
Overturn 17       2         0       0         13       0       20      
Other non-collision 4       1         0       0         1       0       1      
Pedalcyclist 7       1         0       0         7       0       8      
Animal 15       2         0       0         0       0       0      
Other object 3       0         0       0         1       0       1      
Total 769       100         4       100         208       4       296      



Crashes in Carlsbad by Vehicle Type, 2010
Vehicle Type Crashes People
Total % of Total Fatal % of Fatal Injury Killed Injured
Passenger car 571       39         2       25         161       1       142      
Pickup 465       32         2       25         105       1       61      
Semi 19       1         1       13         4       0       2      
Bus 3       0         0       0         1       0       0      
Motorcycle 29       2         0       0         25       0       26      
Pedalcyclist 7       0         0       0         7       0       7      
Pedestrian 11       1         2       25         8       2       8      
Van/4 WD 247       17         0       0         74       0       46      
Other 40       3         0       0         7       0       3      
Unknown 61       4         1       13         5       0       1      
Total 1,453       100         8       100         397       4       296      


Crashes in Carlsbad by Top Contributing Factor, 2010
Contributing Factor Crashes People
Total % of Total Fatal % of Fatal Injury Killed Injured
Alcohol involvement 31       4         1       25         13       1       25      
Red light running 35       5         1       25         14       1       25      
Failing to yield 167       22         0       0         61       0       88      
Excessive speed 54       7         1       25         17       1       29      
Driving left of center 10       1         0       0         3       0       3      
Following too close 100       13         0       0         27       0       39      
Improper turning 36       5         0       0         7       0       11      
Improper overtaking 9       1         0       0         2       0       3      
Mechanical defect 14       2         0       0         2       0       2      
Driver inattention 164       21         0       0         37       0       44      
Improper driving 21       3         1       25         7       1       8      
Other 128       17         0       0         18       0       19      
Total 769       100         4       100         208       4       296      


Drivers in Crashes by Age and Sex in Carlsbad, 2010




People in Crashes by Age and Sex in Carlsbad, 2010





Drivers in Alcohol-Involved Crashes by Age and Sex in Carlsbad, 2010




People in Alcohol-Involved Crashes by Age and Sex in Carlsbad, 2010




Pedestrians in Crashes in Carlsbad
by Pedestrian Alcohol Involvement, 2006-2010
Pedestrians in Crashes in Carlsbad
by Age Group, 2006-2010
   


"Teenager" and Young Adult Drivers in Crashes in Carlsbad by Vehicle Type, 2010
Vehicle "Teenage" Drivers   Young Adult Drivers
Total Fatal Injury   Total Fatal Injury
Passenger car 83         0         29           73         2         21        
Pickup 58         0         19           43         0         11        
Semi 0         0         0           2         0         0        
Motorcycle 2         0         2           5         0         5        
Pedestrian 1         0         1           1         1         0        
Van/4 WD 24         0         7           19         0         3        
Other 0         0         0           2         0         1        
Unknown 0         0         0           2         0         2        
Total 168         0         58           147         3         43        


"Teenagers" and Young Adults Killed or Injured in Crashes
by Year in Carlsbad, 2001-2010
Year "Teenagers"   Young Adults
All Crashes Alcohol Crashes   All Crashes Alcohol Crashes
Killed Injured Killed Injured   Killed Injured Killed Injured
2010 0       52       0       0         1       30       0       3      
2009 0       33       0       2         0       49       0       5      
2008 0       34       0       0         0       40       0       7      
2007 0       48       0       6         0       27       0       2      
2006 1       31       0       1         0       30       0       2      
2005 1       63       1       8         0       31       0       2      
2004 0       48       0       4         0       30       0       3      
2003 0       40       0       5         0       42       0       5      
2002 0       56       0       5         0       44       0       6      
2001 1       76       1       9         1       62       1       9