Sunland Park
Community Report, 2010



Demographics

In 2010, there were 7,052 licensed drivers in Sunland Park. Of these, there were 3,338 females and 3,714 males. The population of Sunland Park was 14,106. The total number of crashes in 2010 was 88, yielding a crash rate of 6 per thousand people (total number of crashes 88 divided by total population 14,106 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 a downward trend. Fatal and injury crashes have also shown a downward trend from 2008 to 2010. Belt usage (as a percentage) involving Visible injuries has not changed since last year, while belt usage involving Incapacitating injuries has also 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, four involved Mcnutt Hwy.

Alcohol-related Crash Information

Information about alcohol-involved crashes is included in all sections of this report. Of the 35 people convicted of DWI in Sunland Park, 74 percent were first-time DWI convictions (number of first convictions 26 divided by the total number of people convicted 35 times 100).

Crash Specifics

Crashes involving Other vehicles was the most common class, accounting for 64 percent of all crashes. 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 17 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 Failing to yield, Driver inattention and Other. There were no fatal crashes in 2010.

People in Crashes

Overall, males were 53 percent of drivers in crashes. They account for 53 percent of licensed drivers in Sunland Park. One pedestrian was involved in a crash in 2010. In 2010, no "Teenagers" or Young Adults were killed in crashes in Sunland Park. Statewide 11 percent of alcohol-involved drivers were under 21; in Sunland Park 17 percent (1 of 6) 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 Sunland Park
by Alcohol Involvement, 2001-2010
Fatal and Injury Crashes in Sunland Park
by Alcohol Involvement, 2001-2010
   




Passenger Vehicle Seatbelt Usage and Injuries in Sunland Park, 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 2        0        3        0        4        0       
 Visible injury 6        0        9        0        11        1       
 Complaint of injury 30        2        29        0        32        0       
 Unhurt 136        2        175        0        180        0       
 Total 174        4        216        0        227        1       




The Seven Intersections in Sunland Park with the Most Crashes, 2010
Intersection Crashes People
Total Fatal Injury Killed Injured
Antone Rd and Mcnutt Hwy 2         0         1         0         1        
Buena Vista Dr and Valle Vista Dr 2         0         0         0         0        
Country Club Rd and Mcnutt Hwy - NM 273 6         0         2         0         2        
Edgewood St and Mcnutt Hwy 2         0         0         0         0        
Fir Ct and Mcnutt Hwy - NM 273 2         0         1         0         2        
Luna Dr and Mcnutt Hwy 4         0         2         0         3        
Mcnutt Hwy and Mimbre St 3         0         2         0         6        


Lifetime DWI convictions for Drivers
Convicted of DWI Violations in Sunland Park, 2010
Convictions Since 2006 Since 1986
 1st   28             26          
 2nd   5             7          
 3rd   1             1          
 4th   1             1          
 5th   0             0          
 6th   0             0          
 7th   0             0          
 8th   0             0          
 9th   0             0          
 10 or more   0             0          
 Total   35             35          
   Convictions are counts of people convicted of DWI by 7/2010 for violations in 2010 in Sunland Park. Convictions are not comparable to arrests.


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

Crashes in Sunland Park by Class, 2010
Classes Crashes People
Total % of Total Fatal % of Fatal Injury Killed Injured
Other vehicle 56       64         0       0         22       0       33      
Pedestrian 1       1         0       0         1       0       1      
Fixed object 7       8         0       0         2       0       2      
Veh. on other roadway 1       1         0       0         0       0       0      
Parked vehicle 17       19         0       0         3       0       3      
Overturn 3       3         0       0         3       0       3      
Other non-collision 2       2         0       0         1       0       1      
Other object 1       1         0       0         1       0       3      
Total 88       100         0       0         33       0       46      



Crashes in Sunland Park by Vehicle Type, 2010
Vehicle Type Crashes People
Total % of Total Fatal % of Fatal Injury Killed Injured
Passenger car 86       51         0       0         36       0       31      
Pickup 23       14         0       0         9       0       6      
Semi 2       1         0       0         0       0       0      
Motorcycle 4       2         0       0         4       0       4      
Pedestrian 1       1         0       0         1       0       1      
Van/4 WD 28       17         0       0         10       0       4      
Other 1       1         0       0         1       0       0      
Unknown 22       13         0       0         1       0       0      
Total 167       100         0       0         62       0       46      


Crashes in Sunland Park by Top Contributing Factor, 2010
Contributing Factor Crashes People
Total % of Total Fatal % of Fatal Injury Killed Injured
Alcohol involvement 6       7         0       0         3       0       3      
Red light running 2       2         0       0         0       0       0      
Failing to yield 23       26         0       0         9       0       11      
Excessive speed 6       7         0       0         4       0       4      
Driving left of center 1       1         0       0         1       0       2      
Following too close 7       8         0       0         4       0       10      
Improper turning 2       2         0       0         1       0       1      
Improper overtaking 1       1         0       0         1       0       1      
Mechanical defect 3       3         0       0         2       0       4      
Driver inattention 22       25         0       0         4       0       5      
Improper driving 3       3         0       0         0       0       0      
Other 12       14         0       0         4       0       5      
Total 88       100         0       0         33       0       46      


Drivers in Crashes by Age and Sex in Sunland Park, 2010




People in Crashes by Age and Sex in Sunland Park, 2010





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




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




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


"Teenager" and Young Adult Drivers in Crashes in Sunland Park by Vehicle Type, 2010
Vehicle "Teenage" Drivers   Young Adult Drivers
Total Fatal Injury   Total Fatal Injury
Passenger car 11         0         7           22         0         5        
Pickup 1         0         1           2         0         1        
Motorcycle 1         0         1           2         0         2        
Van/4 WD 1         0         0           5         0         2        
Unknown 1         0         0           0         0         0        
Total 15         0         9           31         0         10        


"Teenagers" and Young Adults Killed or Injured in Crashes
by Year in Sunland Park, 2001-2010
Year "Teenagers"   Young Adults
All Crashes Alcohol Crashes   All Crashes Alcohol Crashes
Killed Injured Killed Injured   Killed Injured Killed Injured
2010 0       11       0       2         0       8       0       1      
2009 0       6       0       1         0       4       0       1      
2008 0       11       0       1         0       8       0       3      
2007 0       1       0       0         0       3       0       0      
2006 0       10       0       0         0       4       0       0      
2005 0       2       0       0         0       13       0       2      
2004 0       11       0       2         0       3       0       0      
2003 0       9       0       0         0       14       0       5      
2002 1       12       0       0         0       12       0       0      
2001 0       11       0       2         0       15       0       3