Ruidoso
Community Report, 2010



Demographics

In 2010, there were 7,359 licensed drivers in Ruidoso. Of these, there were 3,712 females and 3,647 males. The population of Ruidoso was 8,029. The total number of crashes in 2010 was 279, yielding a crash rate of 35 per thousand people (total number of crashes 279 divided by total population 8,029 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 an upward trend. Fatal and injury crashes have also shown an upward 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 Sudderth Dr.

Alcohol-related Crash Information

Information about alcohol-involved crashes is included in all sections of this report. Of the 44 people convicted of DWI in Ruidoso, 55 percent were first-time DWI convictions (number of first convictions 24 divided by the total number of people convicted 44 times 100).

Crash Specifics

Crashes involving Other vehicles was the most common class, accounting for 59 percent of all crashes. Passenger cars were the vehicle type most often involved in crashes, accounting for 39 percent of all vehicles in crashes. Van/4 WDs and Pickups each accounted for 26 percent of vehicles involved in crashes. These three vehicle type comprised 85 percent of the vehicles involved in injury crashes. The most common top contributing factors were Other, Driver inattention, Excessive speed and Failing to yield. There were no fatal crashes in 2010.

People in Crashes

Overall, males were 61 percent of drivers in crashes. They account for 50 percent of licensed drivers in Ruidoso. Three pedestrians were involved in crashes in 2010. In 2010, no "Teenagers" or Young Adults were killed in crashes in Ruidoso. Statewide 11 percent of alcohol-involved drivers were under 21; in Ruidoso 13 percent (2 of 15) 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 Ruidoso
by Alcohol Involvement, 2001-2010
Fatal and Injury Crashes in Ruidoso
by Alcohol Involvement, 2001-2010
   




Passenger Vehicle Seatbelt Usage and Injuries in Ruidoso, 2010 - 2008
Injury Level 2010 2009 2008
Total No Belt Total No Belt Total No Belt
 Killed 0        0        0        0        0        0       
 Incapacitating injury 3        0        7        0        0        0       
 Visible injury 16        1        11        1        10        0       
 Complaint of injury 45        3        25        0        48        0       
 Unhurt 477        18        358        23        285        5       
 Total 541        22        401        24        343        5       




The Seven Intersections in Ruidoso with the Most Crashes, 2010
Intersection Crashes People
Total Fatal Injury Killed Injured
Center Ave and Sudderth Dr 5         0         0         0         0        
Cree Meadows Dr and Mechem Dr 8         0         3         0         3        
Mechem Dr and Sudderth Dr 8         0         0         0         0        
Mechem Dr and White Mountain Dr 5         0         1         0         1        
Paradise Canyon Dr and Sudderth Dr 5         0         0         0         0        
Sudderth Dr and Sutton Dr 7         0         3         0         4        
Sudderth Dr and US 70 6         0         1         0         1        


Lifetime DWI convictions for Drivers
Convicted of DWI Violations in Ruidoso, 2010
Convictions Since 2006 Since 1986
 1st   28             24          
 2nd   10             9          
 3rd   6             8          
 4th   0             2          
 5th   0             1          
 6th   0             0          
 7th   0             0          
 8th   0             0          
 9th   0             0          
 10 or more   0             0          
 Total   44             44          
   Convictions are counts of people convicted of DWI by 7/2010 for violations in 2010 in Ruidoso. Convictions are not comparable to arrests.


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

Crashes in Ruidoso by Class, 2010
Classes Crashes People
Total % of Total Fatal % of Fatal Injury Killed Injured
Other vehicle 165       59         0       0         50       0       64      
Pedestrian 2       1         0       0         2       0       2      
Fixed object 51       18         0       0         12       0       12      
Parked vehicle 13       5         0       0         0       0       0      
Overturn 12       4         0       0         5       0       5      
Other non-collision 3       1         0       0         1       0       1      
Pedalcyclist 1       0         0       0         1       0       1      
Animal 30       11         0       0         0       0       0      
Other object 2       1         0       0         0       0       0      
Total 279       100         0       0         71       0       85      



Crashes in Ruidoso by Vehicle Type, 2010
Vehicle Type Crashes People
Total % of Total Fatal % of Fatal Injury Killed Injured
Passenger car 188       39         0       0         44       0       28      
Pickup 125       26         0       0         31       0       11      
Semi 4       1         0       0         2       0       1      
Bus 1       0         0       0         0       0       0      
Motorcycle 13       3         0       0         11       0       11      
Pedalcyclist 1       0         0       0         1       0       1      
Pedestrian 3       1         0       0         3       0       3      
Van/4 WD 122       26         0       0         40       0       28      
Other 4       1         0       0         0       0       0      
Unknown 15       3         0       0         3       0       2      
Total 476       100         0       0         135       0       85      


Crashes in Ruidoso by Top Contributing Factor, 2010
Contributing Factor Crashes People
Total % of Total Fatal % of Fatal Injury Killed Injured
Alcohol involvement 18       6         0       0         5       0       5      
Red light running 1       0         0       0         1       0       1      
Failing to yield 40       14         0       0         10       0       11      
Excessive speed 38       14         0       0         11       0       13      
Driving left of center 8       3         0       0         1       0       1      
Following too close 37       13         0       0         15       0       19      
Improper turning 6       2         0       0         3       0       3      
Improper overtaking 1       0         0       0         0       0       0      
Mechanical defect 3       1         0       0         1       0       1      
Driver inattention 47       17         0       0         16       0       23      
Improper driving 10       4         0       0         2       0       2      
Other 70       25         0       0         6       0       6      
Total 279       100         0       0         71       0       85      


Drivers in Crashes by Age and Sex in Ruidoso, 2010




People in Crashes by Age and Sex in Ruidoso, 2010





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




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




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


"Teenager" and Young Adult Drivers in Crashes in Ruidoso by Vehicle Type, 2010
Vehicle "Teenage" Drivers   Young Adult Drivers
Total Fatal Injury   Total Fatal Injury
Passenger car 18         0         7           26         0         4        
Pickup 17         0         3           9         0         0        
Semi 0         0         0           1         0         1        
Pedalcyclist 0         0         0           1         0         1        
Pedestrian 1         0         1           0         0         0        
Van/4 WD 14         0         3           10         0         4        
Unknown 0         0         0           2         0         1        
Total 50         0         14           49         0         11        


"Teenagers" and Young Adults Killed or Injured in Crashes
by Year in Ruidoso, 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       0         0       9       0       0      
2009 0       9       0       0         0       7       0       0      
2008 0       11       0       0         0       9       0       1      
2007 0       15       0       2         0       12       0       2      
2006 0       19       0       3         0       10       0       2      
2005 0       22       0       1         0       12       0       0      
2004 1       20       0       0         1       15       0       2      
2003 0       20       0       2         0       12       0       4      
2002 0       17       0       3         0       7       0       0      
2001 0       20       0       0         0       9       0       3