Monthly Fatility Report - October 2011

Department of Public Safety officials report an decrease in traffic fatalities for the month of October 2011. Fatalities were down by seven in October with a total of 53 compared to 60 in the same month last year.

There were eight motorcyclist and four pedestrians who died in crashes during October. The highest daily fatality numbers include 13 deaths on Sundays, dropping to 11 on Saturdays. There were eight deathless days in the month of October.

Five of the fatality crashes were alcohol-related, in the opinion of the investigating state, county or municipal officer. Forty-five fatality victims were Oklahoma residents and eight were non-residents. There were 36 male, 15 female victims with two genders unknown.

Ten of the fatality victims were age 20 or under. The leading number of fatalities by age group were 12 in the 21-30 year-olds, dropping to, ten in the 31 to 40 year-olds. Tulsa County led the state in fatalities with a fatality count of six, followed by Oklahoma County with five fatalities.

The highest number of fatality crashes were on State Highways with 12. There were 11 fatalities on County Roads and US Highways.

Forty-seven 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 December 4, 2011 - - - 634
Year to date fatalities through December 4, 2010 - - - 620