Rio Arriba County
Copmmunity Report, 2010



Demographics

In 2010, there were 31,252 licensed drivers in Rio Arriba County. Of these, there were 15,901 females and 15,351 males. The population of Rio Arriba County was 40,339. The total number of crashes in 2010 was 515, yielding a crash rate of 13 per thousand people (total number of crashes 515 divided by total population 40,339 times 1,000). The corresponding rate for the state was 21 per thousand people.

General Crash Information

From 2007 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 increased since last year, while belt usage involving Incapacitating injuries has 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 172 people convicted of DWI in Rio Arriba County, 43 percent were first-time DWI convictions (number of first convictions 74 divided by the total number of people convicted 172 times 100).

Crash Specifics

Crashes involving Other vehicles were the most common class, accounting for 37 percent of all crashes. Crashes involving Animals, Overturns, Fixed objects and Other vehicles resulted in fatalities. Passenger cars were the vehicle type most often involved in crashes, accounting for 41 percent of all vehicles in crashes. Pickups accounted for 28 percent of vehicles involved in crashes. Together these two vehicle types comprised 70 percent of the vehicles involved in injury crashes. The three most common top contributing factors were Other, Excessive speed and Driver inattention. There were six fatal crashes in 2010. The top contributing factor for the fatal crashes was Alcohol involvement.

People in Crashes

Overall, males were 65 percent of drivers in crashes and 74 percent of drivers in alcohol-involved crashes. They account for 49 percent of licensed drivers in Rio Arriba County. One pedestrian was involved in a crash in 2010. In 2010, no "Teenagers" or Young Adults were killed in crashes in Rio Arriba County. Statewide 11 percent of alcohol-involved drivers were under 21; in Rio Arriba County 9 percent (4 of 43) 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 Rio Arriba County
by Alcohol Involvement, 2001-2010
Fatal and Injury Crashes in Rio Arriba County
by Alcohol Involvement, 2001-2010
  




Passenger Vehicle Seatbelt Usage and Injuries in Rio Arriba County, 2010 - 2008
Injury Level 2010 2009 2008
Total No Belt Total No Belt Total No Belt
 Killed 6        4        10        9        8        5       
 Incapacitating injury 17        6        38        12        29        5       
 Visible injury 37        3        54        8        37        3       
 Complaint of injury 134        4        147        3        163        3       
 Unhurt 657        10        830        5        830        5       
 Total 851        27        1,079        37        1,067        21       


Lifetime DWI convictions for Drivers
Convicted of DWI Violations in Rio Arriba County, 2010
Convictions Since 2006 Since 1986
 1st   102             74          
 2nd   48             43          
 3rd   15             27          
 4th   3             11          
 5th   4             10          
 6th   0             4          
 7th   0             0          
 8th   0             3          
 9th   0             0          
 10 or more   0             0          
 Total   172             172          
   Convictions are counts of people convicted of DWI by 7/2011 for
violations in 2010 in Rio Arriba County.
Convictions are not comparable
to arrests.





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


Crashes in Rio Arriba County by Class, 2010
Classes Crashes People
Total % of Total Fatal % of Fatal Injury Killed Injured
Other vehicle 189       37         2       33         70       3       125      
Pedestrian 1       0         0       0         1       0       1      
Fixed object 90       17         1       17         24       1       29      
Parked vehicle 19       4         0       0         0       0       0      
Overturn 84       16         2       33         42       2       54      
Other non-collision 11       2         0       0         4       0       6      
Animal 110       21         1       17         11       1       16      
Other object 11       2         0       0         2       0       3      
Total 515       100         6       100         154       7       234      


Crashes in Rio Arriba County by Vehicle Type, 2010
Vehicle Type Crashes People
Total % of Total Fatal % of Fatal Injury Killed Injured
Passenger car 304       41         3       38         109       3       114      
Pickup 209       28         1       13         55       1       49      
Semi 13       2         1       13         5       0       4      
Bus 1       0         0       0         0       0       0      
Motorcycle 21       3         1       13         16       1       19      
Pedestrian 1       0         0       0         1       0       1      
Van/4 WD 130       18         2       25         35       2       41      
Other 32       4         0       0         6       0       5      
Unknown 29       4         0       0         6       0       1      
Total 740       100         8       100         233       7       234      





Crashes in Rio Arriba County by Top Contributing Factor, 2010
Contributing Factor Crashes People
Total % of Total Fatal % of Fatal Injury Killed Injured
Alcohol involvement 47       9         3       50         24       4       35      
Red light running 16       3         0       0         7       0       10      
Failing to yield 41       8         0       0         14       0       23      
Excessive speed 94       18         0       0         36       0       56      
Driving left of center 16       3         1       17         10       1       16      
Following too close 27       5         0       0         11       0       18      
Improper turning 8       2         0       0         4       0       6      
Improper overtaking 2       0         0       0         1       0       3      
Mechanical defect 9       2         0       0         3       0       5      
Driver inattention 74       14         0       0         22       0       35      
Improper driving 10       2         1       17         1       1       1      
Other 171       33         1       17         21       1       26      
Total 515       100         6       100         154       7       234      




Drivers in Crashes by Age and Sex in Rio Arriba County, 2010





People in Crashes by Age and Sex in Rio Arriba County, 2010

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

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



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


"Teenager" and Young Adult Drivers in Crashes in Rio Arriba County by Vehicle Type, 2010
Vehicle "Teenage" Drivers   Young Adult Drivers
Total Fatal Injury   Total Fatal Injury
Passenger car 31         0         13           51         0         22        
Pickup 10         0         3           24         0         11        
Motorcycle 0         0         0           4         0         4        
Van/4 WD 8         0         1           13         0         6        
Other 0         0         0           4         0         0        
Unknown 1         0         1           2         0         0        
Total 50         0         18           98         0         43        


"Teenagers" and Young Adults Killed or Injured in Crashes
by Year in Rio Arriba 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       26       0       2         0       41       0       7      
2009 1       40       1       9         4       44       3       14      
2008 4       29       4       4         2       30       1       4      
2007 5       40       4       9         3       54       3       17      
2006 1       74       1       15         1       56       1       24      
2005 2       56       2       8         3       55       2       12      
2004 3       62       0       16         6       69       4       22      
2003 1       80       1       24         3       56       2       17      
2002 7       53       2       10         2       60       2       19      
2001 2       109       2       14         0       66       0       17