Lovington
Community Report, 2010



Demographics

In 2010, there were 9,413 licensed drivers in Lovington. Of these, there were 4,577 females and 4,836 males. The population of Lovington was 11,009. The total number of crashes in 2010 was 207, yielding a crash rate of 19 per thousand people (total number of crashes 207 divided by total population 11,009 times 1,000). The corresponding rate for the state was 21 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 2008 to 2010. Belt usage (as a percentage) involving Visible injuries has increased since last year, while belt usage involving Incapacitating injuries has 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 2010. Of these intersections, five involved Ave D.

Alcohol-related Crash Information

Information about alcohol-involved crashes is included in all sections of this report. Of the 41 people convicted of DWI in Lovington, 39 percent were first-time DWI convictions (number of first convictions 16 divided by the total number of people convicted 41 times 100).

Crash Specifics

Crashes involving Other vehicles was the most common class, accounting for 67 percent of all crashes. Pickups were the vehicle type most often involved in crashes, accounting for 36 percent of all vehicles in crashes. Passenger cars 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 no fatal crashes in 2010.

People in Crashes

Overall, males were 54 percent of drivers in crashes. They account for 51 percent of licensed drivers in Lovington. Two pedestrians were involved in crashes in 2010. In 2010, no "Teenagers" or Young Adults were killed in crashes in Lovington. Statewide 11 percent of alcohol-involved drivers were under 21; in Lovington 24 percent (4 of 17) 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 Lovington
by Alcohol Involvement, 2001-2010
Fatal and Injury Crashes in Lovington
by Alcohol Involvement, 2001-2010
   




Passenger Vehicle Seatbelt Usage and Injuries in Lovington, 2010 - 2008
Injury Level 2010 2009 2008
Total No Belt Total No Belt Total No Belt
 Killed 0        0        0        0        1        1       
 Incapacitating injury 0        0        3        0        2        0       
 Visible injury 16        1        14        1        10        1       
 Complaint of injury 28        0        40        0        37        0       
 Unhurt 376        3        295        0        362        2       
 Total 420        4        352        1        412        4       




The Seven Intersections in Lovington with the Most Crashes, 2010
Intersection Crashes People
Total Fatal Injury Killed Injured
2nd St and Ave D 5         0         1         0         2        
7th St and Ave D 6         0         2         0         2        
7th St and Ave F 3         0         0         0         0        
9th St and Ave D 9         0         1         0         1        
Adams Ave and Main St 3         0         0         0         0        
Ave D and Commercial St 4         0         0         0         0        
Ave D and Main St 11         0         4         0         4        


Lifetime DWI convictions for Drivers
Convicted of DWI Violations in Lovington, 2010
Convictions Since 2006 Since 1986
 1st   26             16          
 2nd   10             12          
 3rd   4             6          
 4th   0             3          
 5th   0             1          
 6th   1             3          
 7th   0             0          
 8th   0             0          
 9th   0             0          
 10 or more   0             0          
 Total   41             41          
   Convictions are counts of people convicted of DWI by 7/2010 for violations in 2010 in Lovington. Convictions are not comparable to arrests.


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

Crashes in Lovington by Class, 2010
Classes Crashes People
Total % of Total Fatal % of Fatal Injury Killed Injured
Other vehicle 139       67         0       0         29       0       45      
Pedestrian 2       1         0       0         2       0       2      
Fixed object 26       13         0       0         4       0       4      
Parked vehicle 29       14         0       0         0       0       0      
Overturn 2       1         0       0         1       0       1      
Other non-collision 3       1         0       0         0       0       0      
Pedalcyclist 3       1         0       0         3       0       3      
Animal 2       1         0       0         0       0       0      
Other object 1       0         0       0         1       0       1      
Total 207       100         0       0         40       0       56      



Crashes in Lovington by Vehicle Type, 2010
Vehicle Type Crashes People
Total % of Total Fatal % of Fatal Injury Killed Injured
Passenger car 122       32         0       0         27       0       21      
Pickup 138       36         0       0         24       0       13      
Semi 8       2         0       0         0       0       0      
Motorcycle 1       0         0       0         0       0       0      
Pedalcyclist 3       1         0       0         3       0       3      
Pedestrian 2       1         0       0         2       0       2      
Van/4 WD 76       20         0       0         16       0       13      
Other 20       5         0       0         3       0       3      
Unknown 16       4         0       0         1       0       1      
Total 386       100         0       0         76       0       56      


Crashes in Lovington by Top Contributing Factor, 2010
Contributing Factor Crashes People
Total % of Total Fatal % of Fatal Injury Killed Injured
Alcohol involvement 17       8         0       0         5       0       8      
Red light running 19       9         0       0         8       0       12      
Failing to yield 41       20         0       0         12       0       21      
Excessive speed 9       4         0       0         1       0       1      
Driving left of center 4       2         0       0         1       0       1      
Following too close 22       11         0       0         4       0       4      
Improper turning 11       5         0       0         1       0       1      
Mechanical defect 4       2         0       0         0       0       0      
Driver inattention 40       19         0       0         5       0       5      
Improper driving 7       3         0       0         0       0       0      
Other 33       16         0       0         3       0       3      
Total 207       100         0       0         40       0       56      


Drivers in Crashes by Age and Sex in Lovington, 2010




People in Crashes by Age and Sex in Lovington, 2010





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




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




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


"Teenager" and Young Adult Drivers in Crashes in Lovington by Vehicle Type, 2010
Vehicle "Teenage" Drivers   Young Adult Drivers
Total Fatal Injury   Total Fatal Injury
Passenger car 18         0         6           25         0         4        
Pickup 27         0         5           17         0         4        
Semi 0         0         0           1         0         0        
Motorcycle 0         0         0           1         0         0        
Van/4 WD 10         0         2           9         0         3        
Other 1         0         1           0         0         0        
Unknown 0         0         0           2         0         1        
Total 56         0         14           55         0         12        


"Teenagers" and Young Adults Killed or Injured in Crashes
by Year in Lovington, 2001-2010
Year "Teenagers"   Young Adults
All Crashes Alcohol Crashes   All Crashes Alcohol Crashes
Killed Injured Killed Injured   Killed Injured Killed Injured
2010 0       6       0       1         0       9       0       1      
2009 0       8       0       0         0       2       0       1      
2008 0       10       0       0         1       6       1       0      
2007 0       12       0       1         0       4       0       0      
2006 0       12       0       0         0       4       0       0      
2005 0       15       0       0         0       12       0       1      
2004 0       17       0       0         0       6       0       1      
2003 0       14       0       0         0       6       0       0      
2002 0       13       0       1         0       8       0       1      
2001 0       22       0       3         0       13       0       1