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San Diego County

Traffic Safety Facts
San Diego 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)* 309 303 292 263 232 10.50 10.28 9.81 8.71 7.60
(1) Alcohol-Impaired Driving (BAC=.08+) Fatalities 91 93 91 87 79 3.09 3.16 3.06 2.88 2.59
(2) Single Vehicle Crash Fatalities 171 184 173 176 146 5.81 6.24 5.81 5.83 4.78
(3) Large Truck Involved Crash Fatalities 24 17 19 17 12 0.82 0.58 0.64 0.56 0.39
(4) Speeding Involved Crash Fatalities 123 114 134 101 72 4.18 3.87 4.50 3.35 2.36
(5) Rollover Involved Crash Fatalities 64 84 90 69 69 2.18 2.85 3.02 2.29 2.26
(6) Roadway Departure Involved Crash Fatalities 146 145 142 146 100 4.96 4.92 4.77 4.84 3.27
(7) Intersection (or Intersection Related) Crash Fatalities 45 56 55 38 45 1.53 1.90 1.85 1.26 1.47
Passenger Car Occupant Fatalities 124 110 106 91 74 4.22 3.73 3.56 3.01 2.42
Light Truck Occupant Fatalities 67 72 65 44 47 2.28 2.44 2.18 1.46 1.54
Motorcyclist Fatalities 43 46 57 55 38 1.46 1.56 1.92 1.82 1.24
Pedestrian Fatalities 57 60 48 61 54 1.94 2.04 1.61 2.02 1.77
Bicyclist (or Other Cyclist) Fatalities 8 5 9 4 8 0.27 0.17 0.30 0.13 0.26

(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 111 100 95 71 78 3.77 3.39 3.19 2.35 2.55
Unrestrained 56 63 60 54 35 1.90 2.14 2.02 1.79 1.15
Unknown Restraint Use 24 19 16 10 8 0.82 0.64 0.54 0.33 0.26
Total 191 182 171 135 121 6.49 6.18 5.75 4.47 3.96

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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 39 41 51 49 34 1.33 1.39 1.71 1.62 1.11
No Helmet Used 4 5 6 6 4 0.14 0.17 0.20 0.20 0.13
Unknown Helmet Use 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Total 43 46 57 55 38 1.46 1.56 1.92 1.82 1.24

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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 76 75 77 59
White Non-Hispanic 131 114 125 102
Black, Non-Hispanic 15 10 10 7
American Indian, Non-Hispanic/Unknown 4 4 5 3
Asian, Non-Hispanic/Unknown 11 20 11 11
Pacific Islander, Non-Hispanic/Unknown 0 1 0 3
Multiple Races, Non-Hispanic/Unknown 4 10 3 4
All Other Non-Hispanic or Race 0 1 2 2
Unknown Race and Unknown Hispanic 0 0 0 5
Total 241 235 233 196
Non-Occupants
(Pedestrians, Pedalcyclists and
Other/Unknown Non-Occupants)
Hispanic 30 28 22 15
White Non-Hispanic 30 30 28 27
Black, Non-Hispanic 4 6 4 9
American Indian, Non-Hispanic/Unknown 0 0 1 1
Asian, Non-Hispanic/Unknown 4 4 2 2
Pacific Islander, Non-Hispanic/Unknown 0 0 0 1
Multiple Races, Non-Hispanic/Unknown 0 0 2 4
All Other Non-Hispanic or Race 0 0 0 3
Unknown Race and Unknown Hispanic 0 0 0 5
Total 68 68 59 67
Total Hispanic 106 103 99 74
White Non-Hispanic 161 144 153 129
Black, Non-Hispanic 19 16 14 16
American Indian, Non-Hispanic/Unknown 4 4 6 4
Asian, Non-Hispanic/Unknown 15 24 13 13
Pacific Islander, Non-Hispanic/Unknown 0 1 0 4
Multiple Races, Non-Hispanic/Unknown 4 10 5 8
All Other Non-Hispanic or Race 0 1 2 5
Unknown Race and Unknown Hispanic 0 0 0 10
Total 309 303 292 263

2009 Race/Hispanic Origin Data is Not Yet Complete

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