Monthly Fatility Report - November 2011

Department of Public Safety officials report an increase in traffic fatalities for the month of November 2011. Fatalities were up by four in November with a total of 53 compared to 49 in the same month last year.

There were five motorcyclist and two pedestrians who died in crashes during November. The highest daily fatality numbers include 11 deaths on Sundays, dropping to 9 on Tuesday and Fridays. There were five deathless days in the month of November.

Two of the fatality crashes were alcohol-related, in the opinion of the investigating state, county or municipal officer. Forty-three fatality victims were Oklahoma residents and ten were non-residents. There were 35 male, 18 female victims.

Eight of the fatality victims were age 20 or under. The leading number of fatalities by age group were 14 in the 21-30 year-olds, dropping to, nine in the 41 to 50 year-olds.

The following counties led the state with three fatalities each; Canadian, Cherokee, Garvin, Rogers, Tulsa and Wagoner. The counties reporting two fatalities each are Carter, LeFlore, McIntosh, Mayes, Muskogee, Nowata, Oklahoma, Pittsburg and Washita.

The highest number of fatality crashes were on County Roads with 19. There were 13 fatalities on State Highways.

Fifty-four 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 29, 2011 - - - 661
Year to date fatalities through December 29, 2010 - - - 662