Truth or Consequences
Community Report, 2010



Demographics

In 2010, there were 5,101 licensed drivers in Truth or Consequences. Of these, there were 2,564 females and 2,537 males. The population of Truth or Consequences was 6,475. The total number of crashes in 2010 was 83, yielding a crash rate of 13 per thousand people (total number of crashes 83 divided by total population 6,475 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 shown no trend from 2001 to 2010. Belt usage (as a percentage) involving Visible injuries has decreased 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, four involved Date St.

Alcohol-related Crash Information

Information about alcohol-involved crashes is included in all sections of this report. Of the 18 people convicted of DWI in Truth or Consequences, 72 percent were first-time DWI convictions (number of first convictions 13 divided by the total number of people convicted 18 times 100).

Crash Specifics

Crashes involving Other vehicles was the most common class, accounting for 52 percent of all crashes. Crashes involving 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 69 percent of the vehicles involved in injury crashes. The most common top contributing factors were Driver inattention, Other, Excessive speed and Failing to yield. There was one fatal crash in 2010. The top contributing factor for the fatal crash was Alcohol involvement.

People in Crashes

Overall, males were 54 percent of drivers in crashes. They account for 50 percent of licensed drivers in Truth or Consequences. One pedestrian was involved in a crash in 2010. In 2010, no "Teenagers" or Young Adults were killed in crashes in Truth or Consequences. Statewide 11 percent of alcohol-involved drivers were under 21; in Truth or Consequences 14 percent (1 of 7) 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 Truth or Consequences
by Alcohol Involvement, 2001-2010
Fatal and Injury Crashes in Truth or Consequences
by Alcohol Involvement, 2001-2010
   




Passenger Vehicle Seatbelt Usage and Injuries in Truth or Consequences, 2010 - 2008
Injury Level 2010 2009 2008
Total No Belt Total No Belt Total No Belt
 Killed 1        0        0        0        1        1       
 Incapacitating injury 1        0        2        0        4        0       
 Visible injury 8        2        9        2        5        0       
 Complaint of injury 5        0        24        0        28        1       
 Unhurt 121        2        154        2        173        1       
 Total 136        4        189        4        211        3       




The Seven Intersections in Truth or Consequences with the Most Crashes, 2010
Intersection Crashes People
Total Fatal Injury Killed Injured
8th Ave and Date St 2         0         0         0         0        
9th Ave and Date St 2         0         2         0         3        
Austin Ave and Broadway St 2         0         0         0         0        
Broadway St and Morgan St 2         0         1         0         1        
Date St and New School Rd 2         0         1         0         2        
Date St and Riverside Dr 3         0         0         0         0        
Foch St and Main St 4         0         0         0         0        


Lifetime DWI convictions for Drivers
Convicted of DWI Violations in Truth or Consequences, 2010
Convictions Since 2006 Since 1986
 1st   16             13          
 2nd   2             2          
 3rd   0             3          
 4th   0             0          
 5th   0             0          
 6th   0             0          
 7th   0             0          
 8th   0             0          
 9th   0             0          
 10 or more   0             0          
 Total   18             18          
   Convictions are counts of people convicted of DWI by 7/2010 for violations in 2010 in Truth or Consequences. Convictions are not comparable to arrests.


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

Crashes in Truth or Consequences by Class, 2010
Classes Crashes People
Total % of Total Fatal % of Fatal Injury Killed Injured
Other vehicle 43       52         1       100         7       1       9      
Pedestrian 1       1         0       0         1       0       1      
Fixed object 18       22         0       0         4       0       4      
Parked vehicle 13       16         0       0         2       0       2      
Overturn 2       2         0       0         0       0       0      
Other non-collision 1       1         0       0         1       0       1      
Animal 2       2         0       0         0       0       0      
Other object 3       4         0       0         0       0       0      
Total 83       100         1       100         15       1       17      



Crashes in Truth or Consequences by Vehicle Type, 2010
Vehicle Type Crashes People
Total % of Total Fatal % of Fatal Injury Killed Injured
Passenger car 61       41         1       50         10       1       7      
Pickup 41       28         0       0         8       0       4      
Semi 1       1         0       0         0       0       0      
Bus 1       1         0       0         0       0       0      
Motorcycle 1       1         0       0         1       0       1      
Pedestrian 1       1         0       0         1       0       1      
Van/4 WD 29       20         1       50         6       0       4      
Other 5       3         0       0         0       0       0      
Unknown 7       5         0       0         0       0       0      
Total 147       100         2       100         26       1       17      


Crashes in Truth or Consequences by Top Contributing Factor, 2010
Contributing Factor Crashes People
Total % of Total Fatal % of Fatal Injury Killed Injured
Alcohol involvement 8       10         1       100         2       1       2      
Red light running 8       10         0       0         0       0       0      
Failing to yield 11       13         0       0         3       0       4      
Excessive speed 11       13         0       0         4       0       4      
Driving left of center 2       2         0       0         0       0       0      
Following too close 3       4         0       0         1       0       1      
Improper turning 7       8         0       0         0       0       0      
Driver inattention 20       24         0       0         3       0       4      
Improper driving 1       1         0       0         1       0       1      
Other 12       14         0       0         1       0       1      
Total 83       100         1       100         15       1       17      


Drivers in Crashes by Age and Sex in Truth or Consequences, 2010




People in Crashes by Age and Sex in Truth or Consequences, 2010





Drivers in Alcohol-Involved Crashes by Age and Sex in Truth or Consequences, 2010




People in Alcohol-Involved Crashes by Age and Sex in Truth or Consequences, 2010




Pedestrians in Crashes in Truth or Consequences
by Pedestrian Alcohol Involvement, 2006-2010
Pedestrians in Crashes in Truth or Consequences
by Age Group, 2006-2010
   


"Teenager" and Young Adult Drivers in Crashes in Truth or Consequences by Vehicle Type, 2010
Vehicle "Teenage" Drivers   Young Adult Drivers
Total Fatal Injury   Total Fatal Injury
Passenger car 12         0         1           3         0         0        
Pickup 4         0         0           3         0         0        
Van/4 WD 1         0         0           1         0         0        
Total 17         0         1           7         0         0        


"Teenagers" and Young Adults Killed or Injured in Crashes
by Year in Truth or Consequences, 2001-2010
Year "Teenagers"   Young Adults
All Crashes Alcohol Crashes   All Crashes Alcohol Crashes
Killed Injured Killed Injured   Killed Injured Killed Injured
2010 0       1       0       0         0       0       0       0      
2009 0       10       0       0         0       10       0       6      
2008 0       7       0       1         0       1       0       0      
2007 0       3       0       0         0       5       0       0      
2006 0       2       0       0         0       8       0       2      
2005 0       5       0       4         0       2       0       1      
2004 0       6       0       0         0       5       0       3      
2003 0       6       0       2         1       4       1       2      
2002 0       6       0       1         1       7       1       0      
2001 0       5       0       0         0       10       0       0