Rio Rancho
Community Report, 2010



Demographics

In 2010, there were 65,043 licensed drivers in Rio Rancho. Of these, there were 33,107 females and 31,936 males. The population of Rio Rancho was 87,391. The total number of crashes in 2010 was 1,176, yielding a crash rate of 13 per thousand people (total number of crashes 1,176 divided by total population 87,391 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 shown an upward 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 was one fatality in the 7 intersections with the most crashes in 2010. Of these intersections, five involved Rio Rancho Dr.

Alcohol-related Crash Information

Information about alcohol-involved crashes is included in all sections of this report. Of the 208 people convicted of DWI in Rio Rancho, 61 percent were first-time DWI convictions (number of first convictions 126 divided by the total number of people convicted 208 times 100).

Crash Specifics

Crashes involving Other vehicles was the most common class, accounting for 73 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 51 percent of all vehicles in crashes. Van/4 WDs accounted for 20 percent of vehicles involved in crashes. Together these two vehicle types comprised 74 percent of the vehicles involved in injury crashes. The most common top contributing factors were Driver inattention, Following too close and Failing to yield. There were four fatal crashes in 2010. The top contributing factors for the fatal crashes were Excessive speed and Alcohol involvement.

People in Crashes

Overall, males were 53 percent of drivers in crashes. They account for 49 percent of licensed drivers in Rio Rancho. 10 pedestrians were involved in crashes in 2010. In 2010, three "Teenagers" and no Young Adults were killed in crashes in Rio Rancho. Statewide 11 percent of alcohol-involved drivers were under 21; in Rio Rancho 15 percent (8 of 52) 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 Rio Rancho
by Alcohol Involvement, 2001-2010
Fatal and Injury Crashes in Rio Rancho
by Alcohol Involvement, 2001-2010
   




Passenger Vehicle Seatbelt Usage and Injuries in Rio Rancho, 2010 - 2008
Injury Level 2010 2009 2008
Total No Belt Total No Belt Total No Belt
 Killed 3        1        4        2        2        0       
 Incapacitating injury 55        1        39        0        29        0       
 Visible injury 95        3        63        3        72        1       
 Complaint of injury 370        0        420        1        323        0       
 Unhurt 2,023        5        2,240        1        1,875        3       
 Total 2,546        10        2,766        7        2,301        4       




The Seven Intersections in Rio Rancho with the Most Crashes, 2010
Intersection Crashes People
Total Fatal Injury Killed Injured
Barbara Lp and Rio Rancho Dr 17         0         5         0         12        
High Resort Blvd and Rio Rancho Dr 18         0         6         0         11        
Northern Blvd and Unser Blvd 20         0         8         0         17        
Ridgecrest Dr and Rio Rancho Dr 21         1         5         1         8        
Rio Rancho Dr and Sara Rd 25         0         9         0         11        
Rio Rancho Dr and Southern Blvd 49         0         12         0         19        
Southern Blvd and Unser Blvd 26         0         9         0         14        


Lifetime DWI convictions for Drivers
Convicted of DWI Violations in Rio Rancho, 2010
Convictions Since 2006 Since 1986
 1st   145             126          
 2nd   50             51          
 3rd   10             20          
 4th   2             5          
 5th   0             5          
 6th   0             0          
 7th   0             0          
 8th   1             1          
 9th   0             0          
 10 or more   0             0          
 Total   208             208          
   Convictions are counts of people convicted of DWI by 7/2010 for violations in 2010 in Rio Rancho. Convictions are not comparable to arrests.


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

Crashes in Rio Rancho by Class, 2010
Classes Crashes People
Total % of Total Fatal % of Fatal Injury Killed Injured
Other vehicle 860       73         1       25         288       1       507      
Pedestrian 10       1         0       0         10       0       10      
Fixed object 144       12         0       0         27       0       35      
Veh. on other roadway 2       0         0       0         1       0       1      
Parked vehicle 82       7         0       0         4       0       4      
Overturn 41       3         3       75         22       4       34      
Other non-collision 14       1         0       0         5       0       5      
Pedalcyclist 4       0         0       0         3       0       3      
Animal 13       1         0       0         6       0       8      
Other object 6       1         0       0         1       0       1      
Total 1,176       100         4       100         367       5       608      



Crashes in Rio Rancho by Vehicle Type, 2010
Vehicle Type Crashes People
Total % of Total Fatal % of Fatal Injury Killed Injured
Passenger car 1,135       51         1       20         383       1       321      
Pickup 385       17         0       0         111       0       75      
Semi 11       0         0       0         3       0       0      
Bus 12       1         0       0         1       0       0      
Motorcycle 45       2         2       40         34       2       40      
Pedalcyclist 5       0         0       0         4       0       4      
Pedestrian 10       0         0       0         10       0       10      
Van/4 WD 459       20         2       40         151       2       140      
Other 72       3         0       0         15       0       8      
Unknown 111       5         0       0         12       0       10      
Total 2,245       100         5       100         724       5       608      


Crashes in Rio Rancho by Top Contributing Factor, 2010
Contributing Factor Crashes People
Total % of Total Fatal % of Fatal Injury Killed Injured
Alcohol involvement 66       6         2       50         28       2       43      
Red light running 59       5         0       0         21       0       37      
Failing to yield 209       18         0       0         86       0       153      
Excessive speed 121       10         2       50         38       3       62      
Driving left of center 13       1         0       0         3       0       4      
Following too close 225       19         0       0         80       0       123      
Improper turning 30       3         0       0         9       0       14      
Improper overtaking 11       1         0       0         3       0       4      
Inop. traffic control 2       0         0       0         0       0       0      
Mechanical defect 12       1         0       0         1       0       2      
Driver inattention 235       20         0       0         55       0       104      
Improper driving 24       2         0       0         10       0       13      
Other 169       14         0       0         33       0       49      
Total 1,176       100         4       100         367       5       608      


Drivers in Crashes by Age and Sex in Rio Rancho, 2010




People in Crashes by Age and Sex in Rio Rancho, 2010





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




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




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


"Teenager" and Young Adult Drivers in Crashes in Rio Rancho by Vehicle Type, 2010
Vehicle "Teenage" Drivers   Young Adult Drivers
Total Fatal Injury   Total Fatal Injury
Passenger car 237         0         80           163         0         52        
Pickup 59         0         15           24         0         4        
Motorcycle 2         1         1           8         0         7        
Pedalcyclist 2         0         2           0         0         0        
Pedestrian 3         0         3           0         0         0        
Van/4 WD 50         1         16           32         0         14        
Other 10         0         3           7         0         1        
Unknown 8         0         2           4         0         1        
Total 371         2         122           238         0         79        


"Teenagers" and Young Adults Killed or Injured in Crashes
by Year in Rio Rancho, 2001-2010
Year "Teenagers"   Young Adults
All Crashes Alcohol Crashes   All Crashes Alcohol Crashes
Killed Injured Killed Injured   Killed Injured Killed Injured
2010 3       107       0       5         0       57       0       6      
2009 1       109       1       5         1       59       1       6      
2008 0       92       0       9         1       58       0       8      
2007 0       86       0       2         0       55       0       8      
2006 1       87       1       5         1       54       1       7      
2005 0       126       0       9         1       72       1       5      
2004 0       121       0       10         0       64       0       11      
2003 1       107       0       3         4       52       1       11      
2002 1       105       1       4         1       57       1       8      
2001 0       93       0       6         0       50       0       5