Tucumcari
Community Report, 2010



Demographics

In 2010, there were 5,407 licensed drivers in Tucumcari. Of these, there were 2,732 females and 2,675 males. The population of Tucumcari was 5,363. The total number of crashes in 2010 was 38, yielding a crash rate of 7 per thousand people (total number of crashes 38 divided by total population 5,363 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 a downward trend from 2006 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, five involved 1st St.

Alcohol-related Crash Information

Information about alcohol-involved crashes is included in all sections of this report. Of the 12 people convicted of DWI in Tucumcari, 42 percent were first-time DWI convictions (number of first convictions 5 divided by the total number of people convicted 12 times 100).

Crash Specifics

Crashes involving Other vehicles was the most common class, accounting for 42 percent of all crashes. Passenger cars were the vehicle type most often involved in crashes, accounting for 44 percent of all vehicles in crashes. Van/4 WDs accounted for 19 percent of vehicles involved in crashes. Together these two vehicle types comprised 63 percent of the vehicles involved in injury crashes. The most common top contributing factors were Excessive speed, Driver inattention and Failing to yield. There were no fatal crashes in 2010.

People in Crashes

Overall, males were 55 percent of drivers in crashes. They account for 49 percent of licensed drivers in Tucumcari. No pedestrians were involved in crashes in 2010. In 2010, no "Teenagers" or Young Adults were killed in crashes in Tucumcari. Statewide 11 percent of alcohol-involved drivers were under 21; in Tucumcari none 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 Tucumcari
by Alcohol Involvement, 2001-2010
Fatal and Injury Crashes in Tucumcari
by Alcohol Involvement, 2001-2010
   




Passenger Vehicle Seatbelt Usage and Injuries in Tucumcari, 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 1        0        5        0        1        0       
 Visible injury 5        0        0        0        5        0       
 Complaint of injury 4        0        11        0        18        0       
 Unhurt 49        0        127        0        92        0       
 Total 59        0        143        0        116        0       




The Seven Intersections in Tucumcari with the Most Crashes, 2010
Intersection Crashes People
Total Fatal Injury Killed Injured
1st St and Amarosa Ave 1         0         1         0         1        
1st St and High St 1         0         0         0         0        
1st St and Laughlin Ave 1         0         0         0         0        
1st St and Main St 1         0         0         0         0        
1st St and Tucumcari Blvd 2         0         1         0         2        
3rd St and Chenault Ave 1         0         0         0         0        
4th St and Gamble Ave 1         0         1         0         1        


Lifetime DWI convictions for Drivers
Convicted of DWI Violations in Tucumcari, 2010
Convictions Since 2006 Since 1986
 1st   9             5          
 2nd   3             4          
 3rd   0             1          
 4th   0             1          
 5th   0             0          
 6th   0             1          
 7th   0             0          
 8th   0             0          
 9th   0             0          
 10 or more   0             0          
 Total   12             12          
   Convictions are counts of people convicted of DWI by 7/2010 for violations in 2010 in Tucumcari. Convictions are not comparable to arrests.


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

Crashes in Tucumcari by Class, 2010
Classes Crashes People
Total % of Total Fatal % of Fatal Injury Killed Injured
Other vehicle 16       42         0       0         5       0       7      
Fixed object 10       26         0       0         4       0       4      
Parked vehicle 6       16         0       0         0       0       0      
Overturn 5       13         0       0         2       0       3      
Animal 1       3         0       0         0       0       0      
Total 38       100         0       0         11       0       14      



Crashes in Tucumcari by Vehicle Type, 2010
Vehicle Type Crashes People
Total % of Total Fatal % of Fatal Injury Killed Injured
Passenger car 27       44         0       0         7       0       6      
Pickup 11       18         0       0         4       0       3      
Semi 4       6         0       0         1       0       2      
Motorcycle 1       2         0       0         1       0       2      
Van/4 WD 12       19         0       0         3       0       1      
Other 2       3         0       0         0       0       0      
Unknown 5       8         0       0         0       0       0      
Total 62       100         0       0         16       0       14      


Crashes in Tucumcari by Top Contributing Factor, 2010
Contributing Factor Crashes People
Total % of Total Fatal % of Fatal Injury Killed Injured
Red light running 3       8         0       0         2       0       4      
Failing to yield 6       16         0       0         2       0       2      
Excessive speed 10       26         0       0         4       0       4      
Driving left of center 1       3         0       0         0       0       0      
Improper turning 2       5         0       0         1       0       1      
Mechanical defect 3       8         0       0         0       0       0      
Driver inattention 9       24         0       0         1       0       1      
Improper driving 1       3         0       0         0       0       0      
Other 3       8         0       0         1       0       2      
Total 38       100         0       0         11       0       14      


Drivers in Crashes by Age and Sex in Tucumcari, 2010




People in Crashes by Age and Sex in Tucumcari, 2010





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




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




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


"Teenager" and Young Adult Drivers in Crashes in Tucumcari by Vehicle Type, 2010
Vehicle "Teenage" Drivers   Young Adult Drivers
Total Fatal Injury   Total Fatal Injury
Passenger car 2         0         1           3         0         2        
Pickup 2         0         0           0         0         0        
Van/4 WD 1         0         1           1         0         0        
Total 5         0         2           4         0         2        


"Teenagers" and Young Adults Killed or Injured in Crashes
by Year in Tucumcari, 2001-2010
Year "Teenagers"   Young Adults
All Crashes Alcohol Crashes   All Crashes Alcohol Crashes
Killed Injured Killed Injured   Killed Injured Killed Injured
2010 0       0       0       0         0       2       0       0      
2009 0       4       0       0         0       0       0       0      
2008 0       5       0       2         1       2       0       0      
2007 0       4       0       1         0       4       0       1      
2006 0       6       0       1         0       1       0       0      
2005 0       1       0       0         0       6       0       0      
2004 0       13       0       0         0       5       0       1      
2003 0       4       0       0         0       3       0       0      
2002 0       1       0       0         0       2       0       2      
2001 1       7       0       4         0       5       0       3