Quay County
Community Report, 2010



Demographics

In 2010, there were 7,290 licensed drivers in Quay County. Of these, there were 3,655 females and 3,635 males. The population of Quay County was 9,078. The total number of crashes in 2010 was 225, yielding a crash rate of 25 per thousand people (total number of crashes 225 divided by total population 9,078 times 1,000). The corresponding rate for the state was 21 per thousand people.

General Crash Information

From 2001 to 2010 the number of crashes has shown no trend. Fatal and injury crashes have also shown no trend from 2001 to 2010. 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 not changed since last year.

Alcohol-related Crash Information

Information about alcohol-involved crashes is included in all sections of this report. Of the 34 people convicted of DWI in Quay County, 53 percent were first-time DWI convictions (number of first convictions 18 divided by the total number of people convicted 34 times 100).

Crash Specifics

Crashes involving Overturns were the most common class, accounting for 27 percent of all crashes. Crashes involving Overturns and Other vehicles resulted in fatalities. Passenger cars were the vehicle type most often involved in crashes, accounting for 31 percent of all vehicles in crashes. Semis accounted for 23 percent of vehicles involved in crashes. Together these two vehicle types comprised 57 percent of the vehicles involved in injury crashes. The three most common top contributing factors were Other, Driver inattention and Excessive speed. There were eight fatal crashes in 2010. The top contributing factor for the fatal crashes was Driver inattention.

People in Crashes

Overall, males were 69 percent of drivers in crashes and 100 percent of drivers in alcohol-involved crashes. They account for 50 percent of licensed drivers in Quay County. No pedestrians were involved in crashes in 2010. In 2010, one "Teenager" and one Young Adult were killed in crashes in Quay County. Statewide 11 percent of alcohol-involved drivers were under 21; in Quay County 25 percent (1 of 4) 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 Quay County
by Alcohol Involvement, 2001-2010
Fatal and Injury Crashes in Quay County
by Alcohol Involvement, 2001-2010
  




Passenger Vehicle Seatbelt Usage and Injuries in Quay County, 2010 - 2008
Injury Level 2010 2009 2008
Total No Belt Total No Belt Total No Belt
 Killed 8        4        2        1        5        1       
 Incapacitating injury 45        8        22        3        15        3       
 Visible injury 40        1        24        1        15        1       
 Complaint of injury 24        2        37        0        41        1       
 Unhurt 235        3        327        0        240        0       
 Total 352        18        412        5        316        6       


Lifetime DWI convictions for Drivers
Convicted of DWI Violations in Quay County, 2010
Convictions Since 2006 Since 1986
 1st   29             18          
 2nd   5             7          
 3rd   0             4          
 4th   0             2          
 5th   0             2          
 6th   0             1          
 7th   0             0          
 8th   0             0          
 9th   0             0          
 10 or more   0             0          
 Total   34             34          
   Convictions are counts of people convicted of DWI by 7/2011 for
violations in 2010 in Quay County.
Convictions are not comparable
to arrests.





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


Crashes in Quay County by Class, 2010
Classes Crashes People
Total % of Total Fatal % of Fatal Injury Killed Injured
Other vehicle 59       26         1       13         20       2       35      
Fixed object 47       21         0       0         14       0       17      
Parked vehicle 10       4         0       0         0       0       0      
Overturn 61       27         7       88         35       7       77      
Other non-collision 17       8         0       0         3       0       4      
Animal 26       12         0       0         3       0       3      
Other object 5       2         0       0         1       0       1      
Total 225       100         8       100         76       9       137      


Crashes in Quay County by Vehicle Type, 2010
Vehicle Type Crashes People
Total % of Total Fatal % of Fatal Injury Killed Injured
Passenger car 96       31         4       40         32       4       58      
Pickup 57       19         1       10         22       1       17      
Semi 70       23         1       10         27       0       18      
Bus 1       0         0       0         1       0       1      
Motorcycle 7       2         0       0         6       0       8      
Van/4 WD 59       19         4       40         14       4       35      
Other 7       2         0       0         1       0       0      
Unknown 11       4         0       0         0       0       0      
Total 308       100         10       100         103       9       137      





Crashes in Quay County by Top Contributing Factor, 2010
Contributing Factor Crashes People
Total % of Total Fatal % of Fatal Injury Killed Injured
Alcohol involvement 6       3         0       0         3       0       5      
Red light running 6       3         0       0         3       0       7      
Failing to yield 12       5         0       0         5       0       5      
Excessive speed 43       19         1       13         22       1       29      
Driving left of center 11       5         1       13         4       2       15      
Following too close 5       2         0       0         1       0       1      
Improper turning 7       3         1       13         3       1       13      
Improper overtaking 2       1         0       0         2       0       4      
Inop. traffic control 1       0         0       0         0       0       0      
Mechanical defect 16       7         0       0         1       0       5      
Driver inattention 47       21         5       63         15       5       32      
Improper driving 11       5         0       0         3       0       4      
Other 58       26         0       0         14       0       17      
Total 225       100         8       100         76       9       137      




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





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

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

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



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


"Teenager" and Young Adult Drivers in Crashes in Quay County by Vehicle Type, 2010
Vehicle "Teenage" Drivers   Young Adult Drivers
Total Fatal Injury   Total Fatal Injury
Passenger car 14         0         7           12         0         7        
Pickup 5         1         0           5         0         1        
Van/4 WD 4         0         2           4         1         1        
Total 23         1         9           21         1         9        


"Teenagers" and Young Adults Killed or Injured in Crashes
by Year in Quay County, 2001-2010
Year "Teenagers"   Young Adults
All Crashes Alcohol Crashes   All Crashes Alcohol Crashes
Killed Injured Killed Injured   Killed Injured Killed Injured
2010 1       13       0       2         1       12       0       1      
2009 0       18       0       2         0       1       0       0      
2008 0       11       0       2         4       5       2       0      
2007 0       15       0       1         1       11       0       2      
2006 0       15       0       2         0       9       0       2      
2005 1       10       0       0         0       21       0       0      
2004 1       34       0       3         1       18       0       1      
2003 1       10       1       1         0       9       0       3      
2002 2       13       0       0         3       14       2       2      
2001 1       23       0       8         1       17       0       4