Sandoval County
Community Report, 2010



Demographics

In 2010, there were 96,626 licensed drivers in Sandoval County. Of these, there were 49,203 females and 47,423 males. The population of Sandoval County was 132,330. The total number of crashes in 2010 was 1,949, yielding a crash rate of 15 per thousand people (total number of crashes 1,949 divided by total population 132,330 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 decreased since last year.

Alcohol-related Crash Information

Information about alcohol-involved crashes is included in all sections of this report. Of the 322 people convicted of DWI in Sandoval County, 54 percent were first-time DWI convictions (number of first convictions 175 divided by the total number of people convicted 322 times 100).

Crash Specifics

Crashes involving Other vehicles were the most common class, accounting for 66 percent of all crashes. Crashes involving Overturns, Fixed objects and Other vehicles resulted in fatalities. Passenger cars were the vehicle type most often involved in crashes, accounting for 50 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 three most common top contributing factors were Following too close, Other and Driver inattention. There were 12 fatal crashes in 2010. The top contributing factor for the fatal crashes was Alcohol involvement.

People in Crashes

Overall, males were 55 percent of drivers in crashes and 70 percent of drivers in alcohol-involved crashes. They account for 49 percent of licensed drivers in Sandoval County. 11 pedestrians were involved in crashes in 2010. In 2010, three "Teenagers" and three Young Adults were killed in crashes in Sandoval County. Statewide 11 percent of alcohol-involved drivers were under 21; in Sandoval County 13 percent (12 of 93) 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 Sandoval County
by Alcohol Involvement, 2001-2010
Fatal and Injury Crashes in Sandoval County
by Alcohol Involvement, 2001-2010
  




Passenger Vehicle Seatbelt Usage and Injuries in Sandoval County, 2010 - 2008
Injury Level 2010 2009 2008
Total No Belt Total No Belt Total No Belt
 Killed 8        5        15        5        13        2       
 Incapacitating injury 87        9        68        5        87        0       
 Visible injury 167        5        127        5        153        8       
 Complaint of injury 595        0        643        2        566        6       
 Unhurt 3,295        9        3,384        3        3,086        5       
 Total 4,152        28        4,237        20        3,905        21       


Lifetime DWI convictions for Drivers
Convicted of DWI Violations in Sandoval County, 2010
Convictions Since 2006 Since 1986
 1st   215             175          
 2nd   83             79          
 3rd   20             42          
 4th   2             11          
 5th   1             8          
 6th   0             2          
 7th   0             4          
 8th   1             1          
 9th   0             0          
 10 or more   0             0          
 Total   322             322          
   Convictions are counts of people convicted of DWI by 7/2011 for
violations in 2010 in Sandoval County.
Convictions are not comparable
to arrests.





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


Crashes in Sandoval County by Class, 2010
Classes Crashes People
Total % of Total Fatal % of Fatal Injury Killed Injured
Other vehicle 1,281       66         5       42         422       5       734      
Pedestrian 10       1         0       0         10       0       10      
Fixed object 303       16         1       8         69       1       98      
Veh. on other roadway 3       0         0       0         1       0       1      
Parked vehicle 103       5         0       0         6       0       8      
Overturn 111       6         6       50         54       8       89      
Other non-collision 40       2         0       0         15       0       17      
Pedalcyclist 7       0         0       0         6       0       7      
Animal 56       3         0       0         12       0       15      
Other object 35       2         0       0         4       0       4      
Total 1,949       100         12       100         599       14       983      


Crashes in Sandoval County by Vehicle Type, 2010
Vehicle Type Crashes People
Total % of Total Fatal % of Fatal Injury Killed Injured
Passenger car 1,765       50         4       24         592       3       519      
Pickup 642       18         3       18         173       1       137      
Semi 43       1         0       0         6       0       2      
Bus 13       0         0       0         1       0       0      
Motorcycle 78       2         5       29         58       5       65      
Pedalcyclist 10       0         0       0         9       0       8      
Pedestrian 11       0         0       0         10       0       10      
Van/4 WD 698       20         5       29         235       5       221      
Other 113       3         0       0         20       0       11      
Unknown 165       5         0       0         19       0       10      
Total 3,538       100         17       100         1,123       14       983      





Crashes in Sandoval County by Top Contributing Factor, 2010
Contributing Factor Crashes People
Total % of Total Fatal % of Fatal Injury Killed Injured
Alcohol involvement 116       6         5       42         46       5       81      
Red light running 75       4         0       0         27       0       47      
Failing to yield 265       14         1       8         106       1       183      
Excessive speed 259       13         3       25         91       4       148      
Driving left of center 32       2         0       0         12       0       13      
Following too close 365       19         0       0         119       0       183      
Improper turning 51       3         0       0         17       0       28      
Improper overtaking 21       1         0       0         7       0       9      
Inop. traffic control 2       0         0       0         0       0       0      
Mechanical defect 36       2         1       8         8       1       22      
Driver inattention 328       17         2       17         79       3       145      
Improper driving 46       2         0       0         13       0       19      
Other 353       18         0       0         74       0       105      
Total 1,949       100         12       100         599       14       983      




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





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

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

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



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


"Teenager" and Young Adult Drivers in Crashes in Sandoval County by Vehicle Type, 2010
Vehicle "Teenage" Drivers   Young Adult Drivers
Total Fatal Injury   Total Fatal Injury
Passenger car 301         0         98           264         2         80        
Pickup 72         0         20           46         0         7        
Semi 0         0         0           1         0         0        
Motorcycle 2         1         1           10         0         9        
Pedalcyclist 3         0         3           0         0         0        
Pedestrian 3         0         3           0         0         0        
Van/4 WD 67         1         21           52         0         20        
Other 12         0         3           8         0         1        
Unknown 10         0         3           7         0         1        
Total 470         2         152           388         2         118        


"Teenagers" and Young Adults Killed or Injured in Crashes
by Year in Sandoval County, 2001-2010
Year "Teenagers"   Young Adults
All Crashes Alcohol Crashes   All Crashes Alcohol Crashes
Killed Injured Killed Injured   Killed Injured Killed Injured
2010 3       139       0       10         3       97       2       14      
2009 2       148       1       7         6       97       5       9      
2008 0       137       0       12         1       111       0       22      
2007 2       128       0       5         2       111       1       17      
2006 2       131       1       5         5       95       5       15      
2005 2       193       0       18         1       130       1       24      
2004 0       184       0       26         2       124       1       22      
2003 3       165       1       10         4       89       1       26      
2002 2       166       2       11         3       111       2       27      
2001 0       160       0       22         1       88       0       19