Statewide traffic fatalities down 28 percent compared to 2012

(Cheyenne, Wyo.) – Statistics produced by the Wyoming Highway Patrol are used to shape policies, manage and monitor programs, identify problems and opportunities for improvement, track progress and measure change.

The Wyoming Highway Patrol began in May releasing and disseminating monthly statistical information generated by Troopers and calls for service which are received by the agency.

1.1 Fatal Crash Summary Through Nov. 30, 2013:

Traffic Deaths 2013 2012 Change over 2012
Deaths 79 110 -31
Fatal Crashes 69 99 -30
Year End Deaths 120

 

1.2 Total Number of Deaths in Type of Crash Through Nov. 30, 2013:

Type of Crash 2013 2012 Change over 2012
Rollover 40 53 -13
Multi-car 24 36 -12
Fixed Object 2 4 -2
Motorcycle/ATV 10 12 -2
Pedestrian 3 5 -2
Commercial** 20 24 -4

 

 

 

 

 

** Number not included in total deaths. (Sub crash data)

 

1.3 Alcohol/Drug Related Crashes and Deaths Through Nov. 30, 2013: 

Alcohol/Drug 2013 2012 Change over 2012
Crash*  15  27  -12
Death*  17  29  -12
 Non-Restraint Use*  14  19 -5

 

 

 

*Not all chemical test results available at time of report.

 

 1.4 Non-Use of Occupant Restraint Deaths Through Nov. 30, 2013:

Type of Crash 2013 2012 Change over 2012
Rollover 33 35 -2
Multi-car 7 10 -3
Fixed Object 0 4 -4

 

 

 

 

1.5 Resident vs. Non-Resident Deaths Failing to Use Proper Restraints Through Nov. 30, 2013:

2013 2012 Change over 2012
Wyoming 32 42 -10
Non-residents 8 7 +1

 

 

 

1.6 Deaths under the age of 21 Through Nov. 30, 2013: 

2013 2012 Change over 2012
20 Years and Younger 18 12 +6

 

 

 

1.7 Deaths under the age of 21 Failing to Use Proper Restraints Through Nov. 30, 2013: 

2013 2012 Change over 2012
20 Years and Younger 11 6 +5

 

 

 

2.  Patrol Investigated Crash Summary Through Oct. 31, 2013:

Year-to-Date Total of WHP Investigated Crashes 2013 2012 2011 2010
Non-Commercial Vehicles 4,253 5,068 5,060 5,097
Commercial Vehicles 855 1,068 1,094 780
Total 5,108 6,136 6,154 5,877

 

 

 

 

3. Wyoming Highway Patrol Field Arrest Activity Through Nov. 30, 2013:

Year-to-Date Total of Persons Arrested 2013 2012 2011 2010
DUI Arrests: Crashes 71 123 124 126
DUI Arrests: Traffic Stops 361 616 618 662
DUI Arrests: REDDI Reports 116 143 149 205
DUI Arrests: Ports of Entry 5 6 13 8
Arrests from NCIC Responses 39 56 47 51
Arrests from Wyoming Warrants 172 186 149 184
Drug Arrests 178 143 174 213
Miscellaneous Arrests 129 154 174 247
State Totals 1,071 1,427 1,448 1,696