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Santa Cruz County

Traffic Safety Facts
Santa Cruz County, California
2008-2012

 
Data Source: FARS 2008 - 2011 Final and Fars 2012 ARF

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Fatalities by Person/Crash Type
Fatality Type Fatalities Fatalities Per 100,000 Population
2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
Total Fatalities (All Crashes)* 30 26 12 8 10 11.69 10.00 4.56 3.02 3.75
(1) Alcohol-Impaired Driving (BAC=.08+) Fatalities 12 7 2 2 4 4.68 2.69 0.76 0.75 1.50
(2) Single Vehicle Crash Fatalities 17 16 6 6 7 6.63 6.15 2.28 2.26 2.62
(3) Large Truck Involved Crash Fatalities 4 1 0 3 2 1.56 0.38 0.00 1.13 0.75
(4) Speeding Involved Crash Fatalities 17 9 2 3 7 6.63 3.46 0.76 1.13 2.62
(5) Rollover Involved Crash Fatalities 5 4 2 3 2 1.95 1.54 0.76 1.13 0.75
(6) Roadway Departure Involved Crash Fatalities 20 18 7 6 9 7.80 6.92 2.66 2.26 3.37
(7) Intersection (or Intersection Related) Crash Fatalities 4 3 2 2 0 1.56 1.15 0.76 0.75 0.00
Passenger Car Occupant Fatalities 11 11 4 3 5 4.29 4.23 1.52 1.13 1.87
Light Truck Occupant Fatalities 7 7 3 1 2 2.73 2.69 1.14 0.38 0.75
Motorcyclist Fatalities 7 1 2 1 0 2.73 0.38 0.76 0.38 0.00
Pedestrian Fatalities 3 4 3 1 2 1.17 1.54 1.14 0.38 0.75
Bicyclist (or Other Cyclist) Fatalities 2 3 0 1 0 0.78 1.15 0.00 0.38 0.00

(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
2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
Restrained 13 11 4 3 4 5.07 4.23 1.52 1.13 1.50
Unrestrained 2 5 3 0 3 0.78 1.92 1.14 0.00 1.12
Unknown Restraint Use 3 2 0 1 0 1.17 0.77 0.00 0.38 0.00
Total 18 18 7 4 7 7.02 6.92 2.66 1.51 2.62

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Motorcyclist Fatalities by Helmet Use
Helmet Use Fatalities Fatalities Per 100,000 Population
2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
Helmet Used 6 1 2 1 0 2.34 0.38 0.76 0.38 0.00
No Helmet Used 1 0 0 0 0 0.39 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Unknown Helmet Use 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Total 7 1 2 1 0 2.73 0.38 0.76 0.38 0.00

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Fatalities by Person Type and Race/Hispanic Origin
Person Type by Race/Hispanic Origin 2008 2009 2010 2011
Occupants (All Vehicle Types) Hispanic 11 8 2 0
White Non-Hispanic 11 10 6 6
Black, Non-Hispanic 0 1 0 0
American Indian, Non-Hispanic/Unknown 1 0 0 0
Asian, Non-Hispanic/Unknown 2 0 0 0
Unknown Race and Unknown Hispanic 0 0 1 0
Total 25 19 9 6
Non-Occupants
(Pedestrians, Pedalcyclists and
Other/Unknown Non-Occupants)
Hispanic 1 4 2 0
White Non-Hispanic 3 2 1 2
Black, Non-Hispanic 1 0 0 0
American Indian, Non-Hispanic/Unknown 0 0 0 0
Asian, Non-Hispanic/Unknown 0 1 0 0
Unknown Race and Unknown Hispanic 0 0 0 0
Total 5 7 3 2
Total Hispanic 12 12 4 0
White Non-Hispanic 14 12 7 8
Black, Non-Hispanic 1 1 0 0
American Indian, Non-Hispanic/Unknown 1 0 0 0
Asian, Non-Hispanic/Unknown 2 1 0 0
Unknown Race and Unknown Hispanic 0 0 1 0
Total 30 26 12 8

2012 Race/Hispanic Origin Data is Not Yet Complete

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