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Riverside County

Traffic Safety Facts
Riverside County, California
2005-2009

 
Data Source: FARS 2005 - 2008 Final and Fars 2009 ARF

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Fatalities by Person/Crash Type

Fatality Type Fatalities Fatalities Per 100,000 Population
2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009
Total Fatalities (All Crashes)* 333 356 324 253 224 17.37 17.85 15.76 12.12 10.54
(1) Alcohol-Impaired Driving (BAC=.08+) Fatalities 104 132 111 92 70 5.42 6.62 5.40 4.41 3.29
(2) Single Vehicle Crash Fatalities 184 194 197 147 134 9.60 9.73 9.58 7.04 6.30
(3) Large Truck Involved Crash Fatalities 30 27 27 20 13 1.56 1.35 1.31 0.96 0.61
(4) Speeding Involved Crash Fatalities 113 86 119 79 71 5.89 4.31 5.79 3.78 3.34
(5) Rollover Involved Crash Fatalities 110 122 117 94 68 5.74 6.12 5.69 4.50 3.20
(6) Roadway Departure Involved Crash Fatalities 158 185 181 152 104 8.24 9.27 8.80 7.28 4.89
(7) Intersection (or Intersection Related) Crash Fatalities 67 50 58 43 35 3.49 2.51 2.82 2.06 1.65
Passenger Car Occupant Fatalities 128 158 127 114 78 6.68 7.92 6.18 5.46 3.67
Light Truck Occupant Fatalities 100 91 97 67 64 5.22 4.56 4.72 3.21 3.01
Motorcyclist Fatalities 30 40 39 33 31 1.56 2.01 1.90 1.58 1.46
Pedestrian Fatalities 47 49 39 27 41 2.45 2.46 1.90 1.29 1.93
Bicyclist (or Other Cyclist) Fatalities 15 14 8 6 7 0.78 0.70 0.39 0.29 0.33

(1) Crash Involved at Least One Driver or Motorcycle Rider With a BAC of .08 or Above
(2) Crash Involved Only One Vehicle In Transport
(3) Crash Involved at Least One Large Truck
(4) Crash Involved at Least One Vehicle Speeding
(5) Crash Involved at Least One Vehicle That Rolled Over
(6) Crash Involved at Least One Vehicle That Departed the Roadway (FHWA Definition)
(7) Crash Occured Within an Intersection or Within the Approach to an Intersection
*A Fatality Can Be in More Than One Category. Therefore Sum of the Individual Cells Will Not Equal the Total Due to Double Counting

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Passenger Vehicle Occupant Fatalities by Restraint Use

Restraint Use Fatalities Fatalities Per 100,000 Population
2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009
Restrained 128 127 119 111 78 6.68 6.37 5.79 5.32 3.67
Unrestrained 71 97 86 60 53 3.70 4.86 4.18 2.87 2.49
Unknown Restraint Use 29 25 19 10 11 1.51 1.25 0.92 0.48 0.52
Total 228 249 224 181 142 11.89 12.48 10.90 8.67 6.68

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Motorcyclist Fatalities by Helmet Use

Helmet Use Fatalities Fatalities Per 100,000 Population
2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009
Helmet Used 25 35 31 30 29 1.30 1.75 1.51 1.44 1.36
No Helmet Used 5 4 8 3 2 0.26 0.20 0.39 0.14 0.09
Unknown Helmet Use 0 1 0 0 0 0.00 0.05 0.00 0.00 0.00
Total 30 40 39 33 31 1.56 2.01 1.90 1.58 1.46

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Fatalities by Person Type and Race/Hispanic Origin

Person Type by Race/Hispanic Origin 2005 2006 2007 2008
Occupants (All Vehicle Types) Hispanic 99 126 131 102
White Non-Hispanic 135 142 113 86
Black, Non-Hispanic 17 9 14 5
American Indian, Non-Hispanic/Unknown 2 1 2 3
Asian, Non-Hispanic/Unknown 6 11 10 6
Pacific Islander, Non-Hispanic/Unknown 2 0 0 2
Multiple Races, Non-Hispanic/Unknown 2 2 1 2
All Other Non-Hispanic or Race 3 2 2 4
Unknown Race and Unknown Hispanic 0 0 0 8
Total 266 293 273 218
Non-Occupants
(Pedestrians, Pedalcyclists and
Other/Unknown Non-Occupants)
Hispanic 40 29 21 13
White Non-Hispanic 23 24 21 17
Black, Non-Hispanic 3 5 5 2
American Indian, Non-Hispanic/Unknown 0 2 0 0
Asian, Non-Hispanic/Unknown 1 1 3 2
Pacific Islander, Non-Hispanic/Unknown 0 0 0 0
Multiple Races, Non-Hispanic/Unknown 0 0 0 0
All Other Non-Hispanic or Race 0 1 1 0
Unknown Race and Unknown Hispanic 0 1 0 1
Total 67 63 51 35
Total Hispanic 139 155 152 115
White Non-Hispanic 158 166 134 103
Black, Non-Hispanic 20 14 19 7
American Indian, Non-Hispanic/Unknown 2 3 2 3
Asian, Non-Hispanic/Unknown 7 12 13 8
Pacific Islander, Non-Hispanic/Unknown 2 0 0 2
Multiple Races, Non-Hispanic/Unknown 2 2 1 2
All Other Non-Hispanic or Race 3 3 3 4
Unknown Race and Unknown Hispanic 0 1 0 9
Total 333 356 324 253

2009 Race/Hispanic Origin Data is Not Yet Complete

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