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COLUMBIA COUNTY

TRAFFIC SAFETY DATA

Prepared by
Institute for Traffic Safety Management and Research
80 Wolf Road, Suite 607, Albany, NY 12205-2604
Phone 518-453-0291 . FAX 518-453-0298
February 2014

COUNTY TRAFFIC SAFETY DATA
This document provides various crash and ticket data for the county. Ticket data are presented for the years
2010-2012. Four summary reports provide detailed crash data for the three years 2010-2012. The four crash
reports provide data for 1) all crashes, 2) alcohol-related crashes, 3) speed-related crashes, and 4) motorcycle
crashes. Caution is advised in interpreting the data in cases where the numbers are very small.
For assistance in using the data in this document or to request additional information about New York’s highway
safety issues or highway safety grant opportunities for state and local governments or non-profit agencies, please
contact
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Albany, New York 12205
Telephone: 518-453-0291
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OR

Governor’s Traffic Safety Committee
NYS Department of Motor Vehicles
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Albany, New York 12228
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E-Mail: grants@safeny.ny.gov

TABLE OF CONTENTS
COUNTY DATA
Section

Crash Data: 2010 - 2012
General Crash Summary Report .............................................................................................. 1
Alcohol-Related Crash Summary Report ................................................................................ 2
Speed-Related Crash Summary Report ................................................................................... 3
Motorcycle Crash Summary Report ........................................................................................ 4

Ticket Data: 2010 - 2012
Tickets Issued and Conviction Rates for Selected Violations ................................................. 5
DWI/AI Probation Data ........................................................................................................... 5
Tickets Issued by TSLED Agencies by Agency Type ............................................................ 5
TSLED Tickets Issued for Selected Violations by Enforcement Agency ............................... 5

SECTION 1
General Crash Summary Report

New York State Department of Motor Vehicles
Motor Vehicle Crashes
Columbia County
TABLE 1 Crash Summary Totals
2010

2011

NYS
Total
315,377
1,119
134,151
180,107

% of
NYS
0.5
0.9
0.3
0.6

929
502

101,471
213,906

0.9
0.2

Special Crash Series
Pedestrian/Motor Vehicle Crashes
Bicycle/Motor Vehicle Crashes
Motorcycle Crashes

13
2
34

16,357
6,276
5,570

Fatalities
Persons Killed (1)
Drivers Killed
Passengers Killed
Pedestrians Killed
Bicyclists Killed
Other

10
9
1
0
0
0

Non-Fatal Injuries
Persons Injured (1)
Drivers Injured
Passengers Injured
Pedestrians Injured
Bicyclists Injured
Other

575
411
145
14
2
3

Category Totals
Total Crashes
Fatal Crashes
Non-Fatal Personal Injury Crashes
Reportable Property Damage Crashes
Manner of Collision
Single Vehicle Crashes
Multiple Vehicle Crashes

County
Total
1,431
10
418
1,003

County
Total
1,325
2
359
964

2012

NYS
Total
307,550
1,077
128,036
178,437

% of
NYS
0.4
0.2
0.3
0.5

904
421

98,836
208,714

0.9
0.2

0.1
<0.1
0.6

12
9
26

15,928
6,076
5,336

1,192
646
198
311
36
1

0.8
1.4
0.5
0.0
0.0
0.0

2
2
0
0
0
0

187,566
112,104
52,421
16,090
6,058
893

0.3
0.4
0.3
0.1
<0.1
0.3

446
306
117
13
9
1

County
Total
1,371
6
403
962

NYS
Total
294,757
1,082
123,296
170,379

% of
NYS
0.5
0.6
0.3
0.6

928
443

97,456
197,301

1.0
0.2

0.1
0.1
0.5

20
6
20

15,832
6,137
5,916

0.1
0.1
0.3

1,153
597
203
296
57
0

0.2
0.3
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0

6
2
2
1
1
0

1,163
612
194
312
45
0

0.5
0.3
1.0
0.3
2.2
0.0

177,445
106,335
48,677
15,689
5,883
861

0.3
0.3
0.2
0.1
0.2
0.1

510
369
117
19
4
1

169,206
101,605
45,532
15,607
5,929
533

0.3
0.4
0.3
0.1
0.1
0.2

(1) Includes pedestrians, bicyclists and all other non-vehicle involved persons as well as vehicle occupants regardless of seating position.
General Notes
* Some of the tables are based upon information received from police and motorist
reports of motor vehicle crashes. Others are based only on the police
reports; these are indicated by a (P).
* The Property Damage Crash reporting level is $1,000 or more.
* The term "vehicle" always excludes bicycles.
* The term "driver" always excludes bicyclists.
* Percentages may not total 100.0 due to rounding.

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All Crashes
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New York State Department of Motor Vehicles
Motor Vehicle Crashes
Columbia County
TABLE 1.1 Crash and Fatality & Injury Rates
2010

2011

2012

Crash Rates
Crash Rate per 10,000 Population
Crash Rate per 10,000 Licensed Drivers

226.80
299.80

211.83
282.55

219.36
294.76

Fatality & Injury Rates
Fatality & Injury Rate per 10,000 Population
Fatality & Injury Rate per 10,000 Licensed Drivers

92.72
122.56

71.62
95.53

82.56
110.94

TABLE 2 Day of Week/Time of Day: 2012
Time of Day

Total
Total
Sunday
Monday
Tuesday
Wednesday
Thursday
Friday
Saturday

Crashes
1,371
162
180
170
192
199
243
225

Mid-6am
105
27
21
13
7
13
8
16

6am-Noon
369
32
56
51
56
57
55
62

Noon-6pm
497
54
57
53
76
68
116
73

6pm-Mid
368
44
42
49
50
53
61
69

Unknown
32
5
4
4
3
8
3
5

TABLE 3(P) Police Investigating Agency
2010
#
Total
State Police
County Police
New York City (NYPD)
Municipal Police (non-NYC)
Unknown

Compiled by ITSMR, December 2013

1,206
702
365
0
138
1

2011
%
100.0
58.2
30.3
0.0
11.4
0.1

#
1,139
651
348
0
139
1

2012
%
100.0
57.2
30.6
0.0
12.2
0.1

#
1,193
689
371
0
133
0

%
100.0
57.8
31.1
0.0
11.1
0.0

All Crashes
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New York State Department of Motor Vehicles
Motor Vehicle Crashes
Columbia County
TABLE 4 Jurisdictional Road System
2010

2011

Total
State Routes
County Routes
Town Routes
Municipal Routes
Parkways
Thruway
Other Interstates
Unknown

2012

No roadway data are
available.

TABLE 5 Driver Gender and Age
2010
#
Total Drivers
Male
Female
Unknown
Under Age 16
Ages 16-20
Ages 21-29
Ages 30-39
Ages 40-49
Ages 50-59
Ages 60-69
Ages 70 and Over
Unknown Age

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2011
%

#

2012
%

#

%

1,876
1,085
739
52

100.0
57.8
39.4
2.8

1,711
1,012
659
40

100.0
59.1
38.5
2.3

1,773
996
732
45

100.0
56.2
41.3
2.5

0
198
299
267
353
313
215
177
54

0.0
10.6
15.9
14.2
18.8
16.7
11.5
9.4
2.9

0
191
308
240
293
250
231
153
45

0.0
11.2
18.0
14.0
17.1
14.6
13.5
8.9
2.6

1
178
321
241
285
314
216
169
48

0.1
10.0
18.1
13.6
16.1
17.7
12.2
9.5
2.7

All Crashes
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New York State Department of Motor Vehicles
Motor Vehicle Crashes
Columbia County
TABLE 6(P) Select Crash Contributing Factors
2010
#
Total Crashes
Alcohol Involvement*
Backing Unsafely
Driver Inattention/Distraction
Driver Inexperience
Failure to Keep Right
Failure to Yield R.O.W.
Following Too Closely
Passing/Lane Violations
Traffic Control Disregarded
Turning Improperly
Unsafe Speed*

2011
%

1,206
46
33
173
22
50
106
84
61
32
21
196

3.8
2.7
14.3
1.8
4.1
8.8
7.0
5.1
2.7
1.7
16.3

#

2012
%

1,139
48
24
143
19
46
92
86
66
18
23
163

4.2
2.1
12.6
1.7
4.0
8.1
7.6
5.8
1.6
2.0
14.3

#

%

1,193
43
39
174
18
54
96
94
74
14
22
142

3.6
3.3
14.6
1.5
4.5
8.0
7.9
6.2
1.2
1.8
11.9

* These numbers represent the total number of crashes in which police checked "alcohol involvement" or "unsafe speed" as apparent contributing
factors on police accident report form. They do not represent the total number of alcohol-related or speed-related crashes that occurred in the
county. For data on the total number of alcohol-related crashes in the county, see the separate report titled, "Summary of Alcohol-Related
Crashes." For data on the total number of speed-related crashes in the county, see the separate report titled, "Summary of Speed-Related
Crashes."
Note: Many crashes have multiple factors reported.

TABLE 7 Persons Killed or Injured by Age Group: 2011-2012
2011
Age Group
Total
Under Age 4
Ages 4-6
Ages 7-15
Ages 16-17
Ages 18-20
Ages 21-29
Ages 30-39
Ages 40-49
Ages 50-59
Ages 60-69
Ages 70 and Over
Unknown Age

Total #

%

448
3
10
19
17
37
92
67
70
45
45
39
4

100.0
0.7
2.2
4.2
3.8
8.3
20.5
15.0
15.6
10.0
10.0
8.7
0.9

2012
# of Ped/Bike

22
1
1
5
1
0
2
1
1
3
4
3
0

Total #
516
5
4
18
21
52
100
70
67
75
55
44
5

%

# of Ped/Bike

100.0
1.0
0.8
3.5
4.1
10.1
19.4
13.6
13.0
14.5
10.7
8.5
1.0

25
1
0
2
3
0
6
1
1
2
6
1
2

TABLE 8(P) Reported Safety Equipment Use
2010

Motor Vehicle Occupants
No Restraint Used
Restraint Used
Unknown
Motorcyclists
No Helmet Used
Helmet Used
Unknown
Bicyclists
No Helmet Used
Helmet Used
Unknown

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# Killed or
Injured
518
54
451
13
34
2
30
2
2
0
2
0

2011
%
100.0
10.4
87.1
2.5
100.0
5.9
88.2
5.9
100.0
0.0
100.0
0.0

# Killed or
Injured
384
24
354
6
26
0
26
0
9
7
2
0

2012
%
100.0
6.3
92.2
1.6
100.0
0.0
100.0
0.0
100.0
77.8
22.2
0.0

# Killed or
Injured
457
33
423
1
22
2
20
0
5
3
1
1

%
100.0
7.2
92.6
0.2
100.0
9.1
90.9
0.0
100.0
60.0
20.0
20.0

All Crashes
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FIGURE 1
Columbia County 2012
Licensed Drivers and Drivers Involved in Fatal and Personal Injury Crashes
by Age Group
35%
33%

Licensed Drivers (n=46,513)
Drivers in F&PI Crashes (n=602)

30%

25%
21%

21%

20%
17%

15%

17%

17%

14%
11%

12%
9%

9%

10%
4%

5%

6%

7%

3%
1%

0%

<18

18-20

21-24

25-29

30-39

40-49

50-59

60+

Age Group
Note: In interpreting these data, any age group with a greater percentage of drivers involved in fatal and personal injury crashes
than licensed drivers indicates that the drivers in that age group are overrepresented in fatal and personal injury crashes. Five
drivers in fatal and personal injury crashes were excluded due to unknown age.

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All Crashes
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New York State Department of Motor Vehicles
Motor Vehicle Crashes
Columbia County
TABLE 9 Fatal & Personal Injury Crashes, Crash Rate per Roadway Mile, and Fatalities & Injuries by County Jurisdiction
2010

2011

2012

Jurisdiction

Pop.

%

%

Pop./
Mile

Ancram
Austerlitz
Canaan
Chatham
Claverack
Clermont
Copake
Gallatin
Germantown
Ghent
Greenport
Hillsdale
Kinderhook
Livingston
New Lebanon
Stockport
Stuyvesant
Taghkanic

1,629
1,511
1,879
3,543
4,981
1,822
3,354
1,472
2,042
4,245
4,158
1,789
5,442
3,427
2,476
2,961
2,182
1,140

2.6
2.4
3.0
5.6
7.8
2.9
5.3
2.3
3.2
6.7
6.5
2.8
8.5
5.4
3.9
4.7
3.4
1.8

84.9
87.5
84.3
149.9
115.4
41.5
88.5
72.6
43.6
112.4
52.9
98.7
87.4
89.0
77.8
36.4
50.0
80.8

5.6
5.7
5.5
9.8
7.6
2.7
5.8
4.8
2.9
7.4
3.5
6.5
5.7
5.8
5.1
2.4
3.3
5.3

19.2
17.3
22.3
23.6
43.2
43.9
37.9
20.3
46.8
37.8
78.6
18.1
62.3
38.5
31.8
81.3
43.6
14.1

Villages Chatham
Kinderhook
Philmont
Valatie

1,782
1,312
1,444
1,857

2.8
2.1
2.3
2.9

10.5
9.9
6.9
8.9

0.7
0.6
0.5
0.6

169.7
132.5
209.3
208.7

8
1
3
5

0.8
0.1
0.4
0.6

11
1
3
6

5
2
2
2

0.5
0.2
0.3
0.2

6
2
2
2

3
2
1
5

0.3
0.2
0.1
0.6

3
3
1
6

City

Hudson

7,220

11.3

33.6

2.2

214.9

44

1.3

58

28

0.8

31

36

1.1

45

Other

unknown

na

na

na

na

na

1

na

1

3

na

4

4

na

4

428

0.3

585

361

0.2

448

409

0.3

516

Towns

Columbia
County Total
New York State

Miles

63,668

1523.1

41.8

19,227,088

113342.8

169.6

F&PI
Crashes
13
10
20
27
47
13
14
10
6
33
59
14
35
20
16
8
11
10

135,270

Crashes/ # Killed &
Mile
Injured
0.2
18
0.1
14
0.2
26
0.2
31
0.4
71
0.3
17
0.2
28
0.1
12
0.1
11
0.3
46
1.1
81
0.1
14
0.4
45
0.2
26
0.2
28
0.2
10
0.2
14
0.1
13

1.2

188,758

F&PI
Crashes
8
9
16
28
32
7
14
14
7
32
53
4
32
17
16
9
13
8

129,113

Crashes/ # Killed &
Mile
Injured
0.1
10
0.1
11
0.2
19
0.2
36
0.3
36
0.2
9
0.2
14
0.2
23
0.2
12
0.3
36
1.0
71
<0.1
4
0.4
45
0.2
20
0.2
18
0.2
11
0.3
15
0.1
11

1.1

178,598

F&PI
Crashes
10
12
16
19
56
9
14
10
7
23
64
13
44
22
16
8
6
9

124,378

Crashes/ # Killed &
Mile
Injured
0.1
11
0.1
14
0.2
21
0.1
23
0.5
65
0.2
10
0.2
19
0.1
14
0.2
10
0.2
31
1.2
81
0.1
16
0.5
56
0.2
34
0.2
20
0.2
13
0.1
6
0.1
10

1.1

170,369

Source: US Census Bureau redistricting data, NYSDOT Highway Mileage report, and the NYSDMV AIS data base.

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All Crashes
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SECTION 2
Alcohol-Related Crash Summary Report

New York State Department of Motor Vehicles
Alcohol-Related Motor Vehicle Crashes
Columbia County
TABLE 1(P) Alcohol-Related (A-R) Crashes
2010

2011

NYS
Total
8,613
327
4,445
3,841

% of
NYS
0.5
0.6
0.5
0.5

38
9

4,798
3,815

0.8
0.2

Special A-R Crash Series
A-R Pedestrian/Motor Vehicle Crashes
A-R Bicycle/Motor Vehicle Crashes
A-R Motorcycle Crashes

0
0
2

408
100
227

Fatalities
Persons Killed (1)
Drivers Killed
Drinking Drivers
Non-Drinking Drivers
Passengers Killed
Pedestrians Killed
Bicyclists Killed
Other

2
2
2
0
0
0
0
0

40
24
16
0
0
0

Category Totals
Total Crashes
Fatal Crashes
Non-Fatal Personal Injury Crashes
Reportable Property Damage Crashes
Manner of Collision
Single Vehicle Crashes
Multiple Vehicle Crashes

Non-Fatal Injuries
Persons Injured (1)
Drivers Injured
Passengers Injured
Pedestrians Injured
Bicyclists Injured
Other

County
Total
47
2
24
21

County
Total
49
1
25
23

2012

NYS
Total
8,461
330
4,298
3,833

% of
NYS
0.6
0.3
0.6
0.6

39
10

4,646
3,815

0.8
0.3

0.0
0.0
0.9

1
0
1

460
105
204

354
206
191
15
64
79
5
0

0.6
1.0
1.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0

1
1
1
0
0
0
0
0

6,337
4,031
1,815
344
95
52

0.6
0.6
0.9
0.0
0.0
0.0

26
19
6
1
0
0

County
Total
45
2
28
15

NYS
Total
8,633
325
4,471
3,837

% of
NYS
0.5
0.6
0.6
0.4

36
9

4,725
3,908

0.8
0.2

0.2
0.0
0.5

0
0
3

495
118
215

0.0
0.0
1.4

362
185
170
15
73
91
13
0

0.3
0.5
0.6
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0

2
1
1
0
1
0
0
0

358
188
171
17
62
99
9
0

0.6
0.5
0.6
0.0
1.6
0.0
0.0
0.0

6,121
3,874
1,726
382
91
48

0.4
0.5
0.3
0.3
0.0
0.0

33
30
3
0
0
0

6,303
4,011
1,741
404
105
42

0.5
0.7
0.2
0.0
0.0
0.0

(1) Includes pedestrians, bicyclists and all other non-vehicle involved persons as well as vehicle occupants regardless of seating position.
General Notes
* All tables are based on information received from police reports.
* The Property Damage Crash reporting level is $1,000 or more.
* The term "vehicle" always excludes bicycles.
* The term "driver" always excludes bicyclists.
* Percentages may not total 100.0 due to rounding.

Compiled by ITSMR, December 2013

Alcohol-Related Crashes
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New York State Department of Motor Vehicles
Alcohol-Related Motor Vehicle Crashes
Columbia County
TABLE 2(P) Day of Week/Time of Day: 2012

Total
Sunday
Monday
Tuesday
Wednesday
Thursday
Friday
Saturday

Total
Crashes
45
12
2
3
1
3
10
14

Mid-6am
14
5
2
1
0
0
1
5

6am-Noon
4
1
0
1
0
0
2
0

Time of Day
Noon-6pm
5
3
0
1
0
0
1
0

6pm-Mid
22
3
0
0
1
3
6
9

Unknown
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0

TABLE 3(P) Driver Gender and Age
2010
#

2011

Total Drivers
Male
Drinking Drivers
Non-Drinking Drivers
Female
Drinking Drivers
Non-Drinking Drivers
Unknown
Drinking Drivers
Non-Drinking Drivers

53
43
38
5
10
10
0
0
0
0

%
100.0
81.1
71.7
9.4
18.9
18.9
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0

Drinking Drivers
Under Age 16
Ages 16-20
Ages 21-29
Ages 30-39
Ages 40-49
Ages 50-59
Age 60 and Over
Unknown Age

48
0
6
14
9
9
2
8
0
5
0
1
0
0
3
0
1
0

Non-Drinking Drivers
Under Age 16
Ages 16-20
Ages 21-29
Ages 30-39
Ages 40-49
Ages 50-59
Age 60 and Over
Unknown Age

Compiled by ITSMR, December 2013

#

2012

54
47
41
6
7
7
0
0
0
0

%
100.0
87.0
75.9
11.1
13.0
13.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0

100.0
0.0
12.5
29.2
18.8
18.8
4.2
16.7
0.0

48
0
3
13
13
12
4
3
0

100.0
0.0
20.0
0.0
0.0
60.0
0.0
20.0
0.0

6
0
0
1
1
2
0
2
0

#
52
39
36
3
13
9
4
0
0
0

%
100.0
75.0
69.2
5.8
25.0
17.3
7.7
0.0
0.0
0.0

100.0
0.0
6.3
27.1
27.1
25.0
8.3
6.3
0.0

45
0
6
15
7
5
9
3
0

100.0
0.0
13.3
33.3
15.6
11.1
20.0
6.7
0.0

100.0
0.0
0.0
16.7
16.7
33.3
0.0
33.3
0.0

7
0
0
0
1
4
0
2
0

100.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
14.3
57.1
0.0
28.6
0.0

Alcohol-Related Crashes
Page 2 of 4

New York State Department of Motor Vehicles
Alcohol-Related Motor Vehicle Crashes
Columbia County
TABLE 4(P) Select Crash Contributing Factors
2010
#
Total Crashes
Driver Inattention/Distraction
Failure to Keep Right
Failure to Yield R.O.W.
Fell Asleep
Following Too Closely
Passing/Lane Violations
Traffic Control Disregarded
Unsafe Speed

2011
%

47

#

2012
%

49

3
5
1
0
2
2
1
21

6.4
10.6
2.1
0.0
4.3
4.3
2.1
44.7

#

%

45

5
5
1
1
1
8
1
13

10.2
10.2
2.0
2.0
2.0
16.3
2.0
26.5

0
9
1
0
2
8
0
10

0.0
20.0
2.2
0.0
4.4
17.8
0.0
22.2

Note: Many crashes have multiple factors reported.

TABLE 5(P) Persons Killed or Injured by Age Group: 2011-2012
2011
Age Group
Total
Under Age 4
Ages 4-6
Ages 7-15
Ages 16-17
Ages 18-20
Ages 21-29
Ages 30-39
Ages 40-49
Ages 50-59
Ages 60-69
Ages 70 and Over
Unknown Age

Total #
27
0
0
1
0
2
10
4
5
1
3
1
0

%
100.0
0.0
0.0
3.7
0.0
7.4
37.0
14.8
18.5
3.7
11.1
3.7
0.0

2012
# of Ped/Bike

1
0
0
0
0
0
1
0
0
0
0
0
0

Total #
35
0
0
0
0
1
16
5
5
6
1
1
0

%
100.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
2.9
45.7
14.3
14.3
17.1
2.9
2.9
0.0

# of Ped/Bike

0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0

TABLE 6(P) Reported Safety Equipment Use
2010
# Killed or
Injured
Motor Vehicle Occupants
No Restraint Used
Restraint Used
Unknown
Motorcyclists
No Helmet Used
Helmet Used
Unknown
Bicyclists
No Helmet Used
Helmet Used
Unknown

Compiled by ITSMR, December 2013

40
9
28
3
2
0
2
0
0
0
0
0

2011
%
100.0
22.5
70.0
7.5
100.0
0.0
100.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0

# Killed or
Injured
25
5
17
3
1
0
1
0
0
0
0
0

2012
%
100.0
20.0
68.0
12.0
100.0
0.0
100.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0

# Killed or
Injured
32
7
24
1
3
0
3
0
0
0
0
0

%
100.0
21.9
75.0
3.1
100.0
0.0
100.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0

Alcohol-Related Crashes
Page 3 of 4

FIGURE 1
Columbia County 2012
Licensed Drivers, Impaired Drivers Involved in Alcohol-Related Fatal and
Personal Injury Crashes, and Drivers Arrested for Impaired Driving
by Age Group

35%

33%

Licensed Drivers (n=46,513)
Impaired Drivers in A-R F&PI Crashes (n=30)
Impaired Driving Arrests (n=272)

30%

24%

25%

23%
21%

20%

20%

17%

17%

16%

15%

20%

14%
13%

13%

13%

12%

11%

10%
7%

5%

5%

6%

7%

6%
3%

0%
<21

21-24

25-29

30-39

40-49

50-59

60+

Age Group
Note: In interpreting these data, any age group with a greater percentage of impaired drivers involved in A-R fatal and personal
injury crashes than licensed drivers indicates that the drivers in that age group are overrepresented in A-R fatal and personal injury
crashes. Similarly, any age group with a greater percentage of drivers arrested for impaired driving than licensed drivers indicates
that drivers in that age group are overrepresented in alcohol-related arrests.

Compiled by ITSMR, December 2013

Alcohol-Related Crashes
Page 4 of 4

SECTION 3
Speed-Related Crash Summary Report

New York State Department of Motor Vehicles
Speed-Related Motor Vehicle Crashes
Columbia County
TABLE 1(P) Speed-Related (S-R) Crashes
2010

2011

NYS
Total
28,168
289
12,846
15,033

% of
NYS
0.7
1.4
0.6
0.8

165
37

16,991
11,177

1.0
0.3

Special S-R Crash Series
S-R Pedestrian/Motor Vehicle Crashes
S-R Bicycle/Motor Vehicle Crashes
S-R Motorcycle Crashes

0
0
7

411
130
846

Fatalities
Persons Killed (1)
Drivers Killed
Speeding Drivers
Non-Speeding Drivers
Passengers Killed
Pedestrians Killed
Bicyclists Killed
Other

4
4
4
0
0
0
0
0

105
75
29
0
0
1

Category Totals
Total Crashes
Fatal Crashes
Non-Fatal Personal Injury Crashes
Reportable Property Damage Crashes
Manner of Collision
Single Vehicle Crashes
Multiple Vehicle Crashes

Non-Fatal Injuries
Persons Injured (1)
Drivers Injured
Passengers Injured
Pedestrians Injured
Bicyclists Injured
Other

County
Total
202
4
78
120

County
Total
166
2
75
89

2012

NYS
Total
28,147
284
12,838
15,025

% of
NYS
0.6
0.7
0.6
0.6

138
28

16,379
11,768

0.8
0.2

0.0
0.0
0.8

0
0
7

488
133
808

319
231
220
11
70
16
2
0

1.3
1.7
1.8
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0

2
2
2
0
0
0
0
0

18,910
12,556
5,723
422
128
81

0.6
0.6
0.5
0.0
0.0
1.2

93
67
26
0
0
0

County
Total
150
2
65
83

NYS
Total
26,630
310
12,216
14,104

% of
NYS
0.6
0.6
0.5
0.6

125
25

15,812
10,818

0.8
0.2

0.0
0.0
0.9

0
0
3

465
113
876

0.0
0.0
0.3

319
211
195
16
91
17
0
0

0.6
0.9
1.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0

2
1
1
0
1
0
0
0

348
242
215
27
77
27
2
0

0.6
0.4
0.5
0.0
1.3
0.0
0.0
0.0

18,843
12,382
5,730
514
130
87

0.5
0.5
0.5
0.0
0.0
0.0

83
57
25
0
0
1

17,999
11,899
5,480
462
114
44

0.5
0.5
0.5
0.0
0.0
2.3

(1) Includes pedestrians, bicyclists and all other non-vehicle involved persons as well as vehicle occupants regardless of seating position.
General Notes
* All tables are based on information received from police reports.
* The Property Damage Crash reporting level is $1,000 or more.
* The term "vehicle" always excludes bicycles.
* The term "driver" always excludes bicyclists.
* Percentages may not total 100.0 due to rounding.

Compiled by ITSMR, December 2013

Speed-Related Crashes
Page 1 of 3

New York State Department of Motor Vehicles
Speed-Related Motor Vehicle Crashes
Columbia County
TABLE 2(P) Day of Week/Time of Day: 2012

Total
Sunday
Monday
Tuesday
Wednesday
Thursday
Friday
Saturday

Total
Crashes
150
21
14
15
18
24
29
29

Mid-6am
21
9
4
1
1
3
0
3

Time of Day
6am-Noon Noon-6pm
39
53
3
3
3
4
8
2
3
8
7
7
7
19
8
10

6pm-Mid
37
6
3
4
6
7
3
8

Unknown
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0

TABLE 3(P) Driver Gender and Age
2010
Total Drivers
Male
Speeding Drivers
Non-Speeding Drivers
Female
Speeding Drivers
Non-Speeding Drivers
Unknown
Speeding Drivers
Non-Speeding Drivers
Speeding Drivers
Under Age 16
Ages 16-20
Ages 21-29
Ages 30-39
Ages 40-49
Ages 50-59
Age 60 and Over
Unknown Age
Non-Speeding Drivers
Under Age 16
Ages 16-20
Ages 21-29
Ages 30-39
Ages 40-49
Ages 50-59
Age 60 and Over
Unknown Age

Compiled by ITSMR, December 2013

2011

2012

#
233
158
136
22
74
64
10
1
1
0

%
100.0
67.8
58.4
9.4
31.8
27.5
4.3
0.4
0.4
0.0

#
190
124
108
16
66
55
11
0
0
0

%
100.0
65.3
56.8
8.4
34.7
28.9
5.8
0.0
0.0
0.0

#
173
102
88
14
70
62
8
1
0
1

%
100.0
59.0
50.9
8.1
40.5
35.8
4.6
0.6
0.0
0.6

201
0
43
56
37
21
19
24
1

100.0
0.0
21.4
27.9
18.4
10.4
9.5
11.9
0.5

163
0
33
51
21
26
16
16
0

100.0
0.0
20.2
31.3
12.9
16.0
9.8
9.8
0.0

150
1
48
45
11
14
22
9
0

100.0
0.7
32.0
30.0
7.3
9.3
14.7
6.0
0.0

32
0
3
3
4
8
6
8
0

100.0
0.0
9.4
9.4
12.5
25.0
18.8
25.0
0.0

27
0
1
2
4
9
3
8
0

100.0
0.0
3.7
7.4
14.8
33.3
11.1
29.6
0.0

23
0
2
4
3
3
3
7
1

100.0
0.0
8.7
17.4
13.0
13.0
13.0
30.4
4.3

Speed-Related Crashes
Page 2 of 3

New York State Department of Motor Vehicles
Speed-Related Motor Vehicle Crashes
Columbia County
TABLE 4(P) Select Crash Contributing Factors
2010
#
Total Crashes
Alcohol Involvement
Driver Inattention/Distraction
Driver Inexperience
Failure to Keep Right
Failure to Yield R.O.W.
Following Too Closely
Passing/Lane Violations
Traffic Control Disregarded

2011
%

202
22
6
5
12
2
8
11
6

10.9
3.0
2.5
5.9
1.0
4.0
5.4
3.0

#

2012
%

166
14
4
7
12
3
6
5
3

8.4
2.4
4.2
7.2
1.8
3.6
3.0
1.8

#

%

150
12
5
6
9
1
3
9
3

8.0
3.3
4.0
6.0
0.7
2.0
6.0
2.0

Note: Many crashes have multiple factors reported.

TABLE 5(P) Persons Killed or Injured by Age Group: 2011-2012
2011
Age Group
Total
Under Age 4
Ages 4-6
Ages 7-15
Ages 16-17
Ages 18-20
Ages 21-29
Ages 30-39
Ages 40-49
Ages 50-59
Ages 60-69
Ages 70 and Over
Unknown Age

Total #
95
0
3
3
9
10
30
8
13
11
5
3
0

%
100.0
0.0
3.2
3.2
9.5
10.5
31.6
8.4
13.7
11.6
5.3
3.2
0.0

2012
# of Ped/Bike

0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0

Total #
85
0
0
4
4
14
28
6
10
15
2
2
0

%
100.0
0.0
0.0
4.7
4.7
16.5
32.9
7.1
11.8
17.6
2.4
2.4
0.0

# of Ped/Bike

0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0

TABLE 6(P) Reported Safety Equipment Use
2010

Motor Vehicle Occupants
No Restraint Used
Restraint Used
Unknown
Motorcyclists
No Helmet Used
Helmet Used
Unknown
Bicyclists
No Helmet Used
Helmet Used
Unknown

Compiled by ITSMR, December 2013

# Killed or
Injured
102
16
83
3
6
1
5
0
0
0
0
0

2011
%
100.0
15.7
81.4
2.9
100.0
16.7
83.3
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0

# Killed or
Injured
90
10
78
2
5
0
5
0
0
0
0
0

2012
%
100.0
11.1
86.7
2.2
100.0
0.0
100.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0

# Killed or
Injured
81
13
67
1
3
0
3
0
0
0
0
0

%
100.0
16.0
82.7
1.2
100.0
0.0
100.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
Speed-Related Crashes
Page 3 of 3

SECTION 4
Motorcycle Crash Summary Report

New York State Department of Motor Vehicles
Motorcycle Crashes
Columbia County
TABLE 1 Crash Summary Totals
2010

2011

NYS
Total
5,570
180
4,757
633

% of
NYS
0.6
0.0
0.7
0.5

19
15

2,426
3,144

0.8
0.5

Special Motorcycle Crash Series
Motorcycle/Pedestrian Crashes
Motorcycle/Bicycle Crashes

0
0

79
28

Fatalities
Persons Killed (1)
Drivers Killed
Motorcycle Operators
Non-Motorcycle Drivers
Passengers Killed
Motorcycle Passengers
Passengers in Other Vehicles
Pedestrians Killed
Bicyclists Killed
Other

0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0

34
32
2
0
0
0

Category Totals
Total Motorcycle Crashes
Fatal Crashes
Non-Fatal Personal Injury Crashes
Reportable Property Damage Crashes
Manner of Collision
Single Motorcycle Crashes
Multiple Vehicle Crashes

Non-Fatal Injuries
Persons Injured (1)
Drivers Injured
Passengers Injured
Pedestrians Injured
Bicyclists Injured
Other

County
Total
34
0
31
3

County
Total
26
1
22
3

2012

NYS
Total
5,336
168
4,550
618

% of
NYS
0.5
0.6
0.5
0.5

15
11

2,408
2,928

0.6
0.4

0.0
0.0

0
0

64
27

185
173
172
1
11
11
0
1
0
0

0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0

1
1
1
0
0
0
0
0
0
0

5,468
4,819
520
85
27
17

0.6
0.7
0.4
0.0
0.0
0.0

26
23
3
0
0
0

County
Total
20
2
17
1

NYS
Total
5,916
164
5,052
700

% of
NYS
0.3
1.2
0.3
0.1

14
6

2,564
3,352

0.5
0.2

0.0
0.0

0
0

89
38

0.0
0.0

171
162
162
0
6
6
0
3
0
0

0.6
0.6
0.6
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0

2
1
1
0
1
1
0
0
0
0

173
155
154
1
11
10
1
6
1
0

1.2
0.6
0.6
0.0
9.1
10.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0

5,180
4,604
485
59
22
10

0.5
0.5
0.6
0.0
0.0
0.0

20
18
2
0
0
0

5,820
5,129
562
88
31
10

0.3
0.4
0.4
0.0
0.0
0.0

(1) Includes pedestrians, bicyclists and all other non-vehicle involved persons as well as vehicle occupants regardless of seating position.

General Notes
* Some of the tables are based upon information received from police and motorist
reports of motor vehicle crashes. Others are based only on the police
reports; these are indicated by a (P).
* The Property Damage Crash reporting level is $1,000 or more.
* The term "vehicle" always excludes bicycles.
* The term "driver" always excludes bicyclists.
* Percentages may not total 100.0 due to rounding.

Compiled by ITSMR, December 2013

Motorcycle Crashes
Page 1 of 3

New York State Department of Motor Vehicles
Motorcycle Crashes
Columbia County
TABLE 2 Day of Week/Time of Day: 2012
Total
Crashes
Total
Sunday
Monday
Tuesday
Wednesday
Thursday
Friday
Saturday

Mid-6am

20
7
1
1
3
4
4
0

6am-Noon

0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0

Time of Day
Noon-6pm

7
1
1
0
1
1
3
0

6pm-Mid

7
4
0
0
1
2
0
0

Unknown

6
2
0
1
1
1
1
0

0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0

TABLE 3 Motorcycle Operator Gender and Age
2010
#

2011
%

2012

#

%

#

%

Total MC Operators
Male
Female
Unknown

35
32
3
0

100.0
91.4
8.6
0.0

27
24
3
0

100.0
88.9
11.1
0.0

20
17
3
0

100.0
85.0
15.0
0.0

Under Age 16
Ages 16-20
Ages 21-29
Ages 30-39
Ages 40-49
Ages 50-59
Ages 60 and Over
Unknown Age

0
1
7
9
10
3
5
0

0.0
2.9
20.0
25.7
28.6
8.6
14.3
0.0

0
1
4
5
6
5
6
0

0.0
3.7
14.8
18.5
22.2
18.5
22.2
0.0

0
0
3
4
6
5
2
0

0.0
0.0
15.0
20.0
30.0
25.0
10.0
0.0

TABLE 4(P) Select Crash Contributing Factors
2010
#
Total MC Crashes
Alcohol Involvement
Driver Inattention/Distraction
Driver Inexperience
Failure to Keep Right
Failure to Yield R.O.W.
Following Too Closely
Passing/Lane Violations
Traffic Control Disregarded
Turning Improperly
Unsafe Speed

34
2
7
2
1
5
3
1
1
4
6

2011
%
5.9
20.6
5.9
2.9
14.7
8.8
2.9
2.9
11.8
17.6

2012

#
25
1
2
1
3
6
1
3
0
2
6

%
4.0
8.0
4.0
12.0
24.0
4.0
12.0
0.0
8.0
24.0

#
20
3
5
1
2
1
2
2
0
0
3

%
15.0
25.0
5.0
10.0
5.0
10.0
10.0
0.0
0.0
15.0

Note: Many crashes have multiple factors reported. Caution is advised due to the small numbers.

Compiled by ITSMR, December 2013

Motorcycle Crashes
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New York State Department of Motor Vehicles
Motorcycle Crashes
Columbia County
TABLE 5 Motorcyclists Killed or Injured by Age Group
2010
#
Age Group
Under Age 4
Ages 4-6
Ages 7-15
Ages 16-17
Ages 18-20
Ages 21-29
Ages 30-39
Ages 40-49
Ages 50-59
Ages 60-69
Ages 70 and Over
Unknown Age

2011
%

34
0
0
0
0
1
7
9
11
3
3
0
0

100.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
2.9
20.6
26.5
32.4
8.8
8.8
0.0
0.0

2012

#

%

27
0
0
0
0
1
3
3
7
7
4
2
0

100.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
3.7
11.1
11.1
25.9
25.9
14.8
7.4
0.0

#

%

22
0
0
0
0
1
2
5
6
5
1
2
0

100.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
4.5
9.1
22.7
27.3
22.7
4.5
9.1
0.0

TABLE 6(P) Reported Safety Equipment Use for Motorcyclists Killed or Injured
2010
#
Motorcyclists
No Helmet Used
Helmet Used
Unknown

34
2
30
2

2011
%
100.0
5.9
88.2
5.9

2012

#
26
0
26
0

%
100.0
0.0
100.0
0.0

#
22
2
20
0

%
100.0
9.1
90.9
0.0

TABLE 7 Motorcycle Registrations / License Endorsements
MC Registrations
2008
2009
2010
2011
2012

Compiled by ITSMR, December 2013

#
2,644
2,654
2,675
2,718
2,771

% of NYS
0.8
0.8
0.8
0.8
0.8

MC Licenses
#
4,859
4,987
5,040
5,055
5,111

% of NYS
0.8
0.8
0.8
0.7
0.7

Motorcycle Crashes
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SECTION 5
Ticket Data

COLUMBIA COUNTY
Tickets Issued and Conviction Rates for Select Violations
2010

2011

2012

TOTAL TICKETS ISSUED

31,408

29,127

25,598

SPEED (V&T 1180)
% of total tickets
% convicted on same charge (of adjudicated cases)

10,539
33.6%
45.8%

10,645
36.5%
42.5%

9,120
35.6%
42.6%

SAFETY RESTRAINTS (V&T 1229c)
% of total tickets
% convicted on same charge (of adjudicated cases)

2,325
7.4%
73.5%

1,646
5.7%
67.5%

1,367
5.3%
64.0%

246

191

208

782
2.5%

566
1.9%

452
1.8%

Persons Arrested for Impaired Driving
Case adjudicated
Case pending

(N=461)
86.6%
13.4%

(N=345)
83.8%
16.2%

(N=272)
83.8%
16.2%

Adjudicated Cases*
Convicted on original 1192 charge
Convicted on other 1192 charge
Convicted on non-1192 charge
Dismissed/Acquitted/Convicted on charge
associated with different event

(N=399)
38.4%
50.9%
4.0%

(N=289)
26.0%
50.2%
8.3%

(N=228)
25.0%
55.7%
11.0%

6.8%

15.6%

8.3%

Tickets for Non-Restrained Children (Under Age 16)

IMPAIRED DRIVING (V&T 1192)
% of total tickets

* Since some drivers are charged with more than one alcohol offense during a single traffic stop, conviction
rates are based on drivers who have had at least one offense adjudicated.

Source: NYSDMV TSLED ticket system.

COLUMBIA COUNTY
Probation Data for V&T 1192 and 511 Convictions
2010

2011

2012

Number of Persons Sentenced
to Probation

35

33

27

Number of Persons on Probation

109

118

119

Source: NYS Division of Probation and Correctional Alternatives.

Compiled by ITSMR, December 2013

Enforcement/Adjudication
Page 1 of 3

Columbia County
Tickets Issued by TSLED Agencies
By Agency Type
All Tickets

80%

Seat Belt Tickets

73%

70%

100%

65%

89%

83%

79%

80%

60%

60%
40%
20%

13%

13%

17%

40%

23%
16%

12%

20%

0%

9%

7%

3%

8%

13%

0%
State Police

Local

2010

Sheriff/County

2011

State Police

2012

Local

2010

2011

Sheriff/County

2012

Persons Ticketed for
Impaired Driving

Speed Tickets

80%

9%

77%
70%

80%

67%

60%

60%

40%

69%
57%

51%
31% 33%

40%
18%

20%

12%

11%

22%
15%

8%

0%

16%

12% 16% 15%

20%
0%

State Police

Local

2010

2011

Sheriff/County

2012

State Police

Local
2010

2011

Sheriff/County
2012

Enforcement/Adjudication
Page 2 of 3

COLUMBIA COUNTY
TSLED Tickets Issued for Selected Violations by Enforcement Agency
2010
Enforcment Agency

#

2011

% of

% of

Shf/Local

Co. Total

#

2012

% of

% of

Shf/Local

Co. Total

#

% of

% of

Shf/Local

Co. Total

Columbia Sheriff
NCIC 01000

alcohol
speed
seatbelt

237
1,900
62

71.0
62.6
24.2

30.3
18.0
2.7

183
2,377
125

67.3
67.1
46.0

32.3
22.3
7.6

78
1,391
182

55.7
66.7
67.4

17.3
15.3
13.3

Hudson P.D.
NCIC 01001

alcohol
speed
seatbelt

32
47
75

9.6
1.5
29.3

4.1
0.4
3.2

37
32
27

13.6
0.9
9.9

6.5
0.3
1.6

22
60
17

15.7
2.9
6.3

4.9
0.7
1.2

Philmont Village P.D.
NCIC 01002

alcohol
speed
seatbelt

23
118
11

6.9
3.9
4.3

2.9
1.1
0.5

2
71
7

0.7
2.0
2.6

0.4
0.7
0.4

7
55
9

5.0
2.6
3.3

1.5
0.6
0.7

Greenport P.D.
NCIC 01003

alcohol
speed
seatbelt

10
216
34

3.0
7.1
13.3

1.3
2.0
1.5

5
262
42

1.8
7.4
15.4

0.9
2.5
2.6

10
281
47

7.1
13.5
17.4

2.2
3.1
3.4

Germantown P.D.
NCIC 01004

alcohol
speed
seatbelt

0
62
5

0.0
2.0
2.0

0.0
0.6
0.2

4
75
6

1.5
2.1
2.2

0.7
0.7
0.4

4
49
7

2.9
2.4
2.6

0.9
0.5
0.5

Stockport P.D.
NCIC 01005

alcohol
speed
seatbelt

0
32
5

0.0
1.1
2.0

0.0
0.3
0.2

0
49
8

0.0
1.4
2.9

0.0
0.5
0.5

3
26
4

2.1
1.2
1.5

0.7
0.3
0.3

Chatham P.D.
NCIC 01020

alcohol
speed
seatbelt

30
293
9

9.0
9.7
3.5

3.8
2.8
0.4

35
366
5

12.9
10.3
1.8

6.2
3.4
0.3

16
222
4

11.4
10.7
1.5

3.5
2.4
0.3

Copake P.D.
NCIC 01050

alcohol
speed
seatbelt

2
366
55

0.6
12.1
21.5

0.3
3.5
2.4

6
310
52

2.2
8.8
19.1

1.1
2.9
3.2

0
0
0

0.0
0.0
0.0

0.0
0.0
0.0

Totals by Agency Type
Sheriff and Local

alcohol
speed
seatbelt

334
3,034
256

42.7
28.8
11.0

272
3,542
272

48.1
33.3
16.5

140
2,084
270

31.0
22.9
19.8

State Police

alcohol
speed
seatbelt

446
7,366
2,059

57.0
69.9
88.6

291
7,083
1,370

51.4
66.5
83.2

310
7,031
1,084

68.6
77.1
79.3

Other
incl. Park Police

alcohol
speed
seatbelt

2
139
10

0.3
1.3
0.4

3
20
4

0.5
0.2
0.2

2
5
13

0.4
0.1
1.0

alcohol
speed
seatbelt

782
10,539
2,325

County Total

Compiled by ITSMR, December 2013

566
10,645
1,646

452
9,120
1,367

Enforcement / Adjudication
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