Monthly Fatility Report - September 2011

Department of Public Safety officials report an decrease in traffic fatalities for the month of September 2011. Fatalities were down by eleven in September with a total of 46 compared to 57 in the same month last year.

There were nine motorcyclist and zero pedestrians who died in crashes during September. The highest daily fatality numbers include 12 deaths on Fridays, dropping to 10 on Sundays. There were eight deathless days in the month of September.

Four of the fatality crashes were alcohol-related, in the opinion of the investigating state, county or municipal officer. Forty-two fatality victims were Oklahoma residents and four were nonresidents. There were 30 male and 15 female victims.

Five of the fatality victims were age 20 or under. The leading number of fatalities by age group were 11 in the 21-30 and the 51 - 60 year-olds, dropping to, six in the 31 to 40 year-olds. Oklahoma County led the state in fatalities with a fatality count of eight, followed by Tulsa with four fatalities each.

The highest number of fatality crashes were on State Highways with 16. There were 13 fatalities on County Roads.

Forty-five 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 October 10, 2011 - - - 524
Year to date fatalities through October 10, 2010 - - - 520