Monthly Fatility Report - October 2010

Department of Public Safety officials report a decrease in traffic fatalities for the month of October, 2010. Fatalities were down nine in October with a total of 47 compared to 56 in the same month last year.

There were five motorcyclists and two pedestrians who died in crashes during October. The highest daily fatality numbers include ten deaths on Sunday, dropping to eight on Tuesdays. There were six deathless days in the month of October.

Twelve of the fatality crashes were alcohol-related, in the opinion of the investigating state, county or municipal officer. Thirty-nine fatality victims were Oklahoma residents and eight were nonresidents. There were 30 male and 17 female victims.

Seven of the fatality victims were age 20 or under. The leading number of fatalities by age group were ten in the 21-to 30 year-olds dropping to nine in the 31-to 40 year-olds. Osage County led the state with four fatalities, followed by Creek, Kay and Oklahoma Counties with three fatalities each.

Sixty-two percent of those who died in traffic collisions were not wearing safety belts at the time of the crash, according to DPS statistics.

Year to date fatalities through November 30, 2010..........568
Year to date fatalities through November 30, 2009..........680