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El Paso County

Traffic Safety Facts
El Paso County, Colorado
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)* 47 31 39 47 42 8.29 5.35 6.66 7.89 6.95
(1) Alcohol-Impaired Driving (BAC=.08+) Fatalities 22 5 15 19 15 3.88 0.86 2.56 3.19 2.48
(2) Single Vehicle Crash Fatalities 29 12 17 22 25 5.11 2.07 2.90 3.70 4.14
(3) Large Truck Involved Crash Fatalities 3 3 4 6 2 0.53 0.52 0.68 1.01 0.33
(4) Speeding Involved Crash Fatalities 17 10 20 25 19 3.00 1.73 3.42 4.20 3.14
(5) Rollover Involved Crash Fatalities 20 10 13 17 14 3.53 1.73 2.22 2.86 2.32
(6) Roadway Departure Involved Crash Fatalities 26 14 21 26 26 4.58 2.42 3.59 4.37 4.30
(7) Intersection (or Intersection Related) Crash Fatalities 17 13 10 12 8 3.00 2.24 1.71 2.02 1.32
Passenger Car Occupant Fatalities 25 14 19 22 16 4.41 2.42 3.24 3.70 2.65
Light Truck Occupant Fatalities 13 7 7 7 12 2.29 1.21 1.20 1.18 1.98
Motorcyclist Fatalities 5 7 10 15 11 0.88 1.21 1.71 2.52 1.82
Pedestrian Fatalities 4 1 2 1 2 0.71 0.17 0.34 0.17 0.33
Bicyclist (or Other Cyclist) Fatalities 0 0 1 2 1 0.00 0.00 0.17 0.34 0.17

(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 14 12 13 17 13 2.47 2.07 2.22 2.86 2.15
Unrestrained 24 9 13 12 15 4.23 1.55 2.22 2.02 2.48
Unknown Restraint Use 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Total 38 21 26 29 28 6.70 3.62 4.44 4.87 4.63

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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 0 2 3 4 4 0.00 0.35 0.51 0.67 0.66
No Helmet Used 5 5 7 11 7 0.88 0.86 1.20 1.85 1.16
Unknown Helmet Use 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Total 5 7 10 15 11 0.88 1.21 1.71 2.52 1.82

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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 8 4 7 6
White Non-Hispanic 29 25 27 34
Black, Non-Hispanic 2 1 2 3
American Indian, Non-Hispanic/Unknown 1 0 0 0
All Other Non-Hispanic or Race 2 0 0 1
Unknown Race and Unknown Hispanic 1 0 0 0
Total 43 30 36 44
Non-Occupants
(Pedestrians, Pedalcyclists and
Other/Unknown Non-Occupants)
Hispanic 1 1 0 1
White Non-Hispanic 3 0 3 2
Black, Non-Hispanic 0 0 0 0
American Indian, Non-Hispanic/Unknown 0 0 0 0
All Other Non-Hispanic or Race 0 0 0 0
Unknown Race and Unknown Hispanic 0 0 0 0
Total 4 1 3 3
Total Hispanic 9 5 7 7
White Non-Hispanic 32 25 30 36
Black, Non-Hispanic 2 1 2 3
American Indian, Non-Hispanic/Unknown 1 0 0 0
All Other Non-Hispanic or Race 2 0 0 1
Unknown Race and Unknown Hispanic 1 0 0 0
Total 47 31 39 47

2009 Race/Hispanic Origin Data is Not Yet Complete

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