Eddy County
Community Report, 2010



Demographics

In 2010, there were 38,026 licensed drivers in Eddy County. Of these, there were 19,054 females and 18,972 males. The population of Eddy County was 53,890. The total number of crashes in 2010 was 978, yielding a crash rate of 18 per thousand people (total number of crashes 978 divided by total population 53,890 times 1,000). The corresponding rate for the state was 21 per thousand people.

General Crash Information

From 2008 to 2010 the number of crashes has shown a downward trend. Fatal and injury crashes have shown no trend from 2001 to 2010. 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 increased since last year.

Alcohol-related Crash Information

Information about alcohol-involved crashes is included in all sections of this report. Of the 226 people convicted of DWI in Eddy County, 59 percent were first-time DWI convictions (number of first convictions 134 divided by the total number of people convicted 226 times 100).

Crash Specifics

Crashes involving Other vehicles were the most common class, accounting for 62 percent of all crashes. Crashes involving Overturns, Fixed objects, Pedestrians and Other vehicles resulted in fatalities. Passenger cars were the vehicle type most often involved in crashes, accounting for 37 percent of all vehicles in crashes. Pickups accounted for 33 percent of vehicles involved in crashes. Together these two vehicle types comprised 65 percent of the vehicles involved in injury crashes. The three most common top contributing factors were Driver inattention, Failing to yield and Other. There were 13 fatal crashes in 2010. The top contributing factor for the fatal crashes was Alcohol involvement.

People in Crashes

Overall, males were 57 percent of drivers in crashes and 74 percent of drivers in alcohol-involved crashes. They account for 50 percent of licensed drivers in Eddy County. 13 pedestrians were involved in crashes in 2010. In 2010, no "Teenagers" and three Young Adults were killed in crashes in Eddy County. Statewide 11 percent of alcohol-involved drivers were under 21; in Eddy County 10 percent (4 of 39) 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 county 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. (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 Eddy County
by Alcohol Involvement, 2001-2010
Fatal and Injury Crashes in Eddy County
by Alcohol Involvement, 2001-2010
  




Passenger Vehicle Seatbelt Usage and Injuries in Eddy County, 2010 - 2008
Injury Level 2010 2009 2008
Total No Belt Total No Belt Total No Belt
 Killed 9        0        12        4        9        3       
 Incapacitating injury 31        3        31        1        40        1       
 Visible injury 73        1        110        1        90        3       
 Complaint of injury 226        2        274        0        265        2       
 Unhurt 1,607        4        2,116        6        2,192        2       
 Total 1,946        10        2,543        12        2,596        11       


Lifetime DWI convictions for Drivers
Convicted of DWI Violations in Eddy County, 2010
Convictions Since 2006 Since 1986
 1st   168             134          
 2nd   46             50          
 3rd   8             24          
 4th   4             14          
 5th   0             2          
 6th   0             1          
 7th   0             0          
 8th   0             0          
 9th   0             0          
 10 or more   0             1          
 Total   226             226          
   Convictions are counts of people convicted of DWI by 7/2011 for
violations in 2010 in Eddy County.
Convictions are not comparable
to arrests.





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


Crashes in Eddy County by Class, 2010
Classes Crashes People
Total % of Total Fatal % of Fatal Injury Killed Injured
Other vehicle 609       62         6       46         192       7       291      
Pedestrian 11       1         2       15         8       2       9      
Fixed object 106       11         1       8         29       1       44      
Veh. on other roadway 1       0         0       0         0       0       0      
Parked vehicle 112       11         0       0         6       0       7      
Overturn 65       7         4       31         43       4       61      
Other non-collision 13       1         0       0         2       0       2      
Pedalcyclist 7       1         0       0         7       0       8      
Animal 49       5         0       0         3       0       3      
Other object 5       1         0       0         1       0       1      
Total 978       100         13       100         291       14       426      


Crashes in Eddy County by Vehicle Type, 2010
Vehicle Type Crashes People
Total % of Total Fatal % of Fatal Injury Killed Injured
Passenger car 652       37         4       16         194       3       177      
Pickup 580       33         6       24         149       3       103      
Semi 59       3         7       28         20       3       16      
Bus 8       0         0       0         6       0       0      
Motorcycle 34       2         0       0         30       0       31      
Pedalcyclist 7       0         0       0         7       0       7      
Pedestrian 13       1         2       8         10       2       10      
Van/4 WD 291       16         5       20         93       3       67      
Other 62       4         0       0         17       0       14      
Unknown 63       4         1       4         5       0       1      
Total 1,769       100         25       100         531       14       426      





Crashes in Eddy County by Top Contributing Factor, 2010
Contributing Factor Crashes People
Total % of Total Fatal % of Fatal Injury Killed Injured
Alcohol involvement 44       4         3       23         19       3       32      
Red light running 45       5         2       15         19       2       34      
Failing to yield 194       20         0       0         76       0       112      
Excessive speed 93       10         2       15         39       2       63      
Driving left of center 21       2         2       15         9       2       17      
Following too close 116       12         1       8         33       1       52      
Improper turning 41       4         0       0         7       0       11      
Improper overtaking 11       1         0       0         2       0       3      
Mechanical defect 22       2         1       8         5       1       5      
Driver inattention 192       20         1       8         49       2       62      
Improper driving 23       2         1       8         8       1       9      
Other 176       18         0       0         25       0       26      
Total 978       100         13       100         291       14       426      




Drivers in Crashes by Age and Sex in Eddy County, 2010





People in Crashes by Age and Sex in Eddy County, 2010

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

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



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


"Teenager" and Young Adult Drivers in Crashes in Eddy County by Vehicle Type, 2010
Vehicle "Teenage" Drivers   Young Adult Drivers
Total Fatal Injury   Total Fatal Injury
Passenger car 94         0         34           85         2         27        
Pickup 70         0         25           58         2         17        
Semi 0         0         0           8         0         3        
Motorcycle 2         0         2           5         0         5        
Pedestrian 2         0         2           1         1         0        
Van/4 WD 27         0         9           21         1         3        
Other 0         0         0           4         0         1        
Unknown 0         0         0           2         0         2        
Total 195         0         72           184         6         58        


"Teenagers" and Young Adults Killed or Injured in Crashes
by Year in Eddy County, 2001-2010
Year "Teenagers"   Young Adults
All Crashes Alcohol Crashes   All Crashes Alcohol Crashes
Killed Injured Killed Injured   Killed Injured Killed Injured
2010 0       68       0       2         3       51       1       3      
2009 0       72       0       9         2       79       1       14      
2008 0       57       0       3         3       77       1       21      
2007 0       81       0       6         4       58       1       6      
2006 2       71       1       2         2       63       2       4      
2005 1       100       1       15         1       78       0       12      
2004 0       98       0       11         1       61       0       9      
2003 1       84       0       14         3       76       0       13      
2002 0       127       0       18         2       88       1       15      
2001 1       132       1       16         1       90       1       11