Monthly Fatility Report - December 2011

Department of Public Safety officials report a decrease in traffic fatalities for the month of December 2011. Fatalities were down by four in December with a total of 44 compared to 48 in the same month last year.

There were two motorcyclist and two pedestrians who died in crashes during December. The highest daily fatality numbers include 12 deaths on Saturdays, dropping to 10 on Fridays. There were 11 deathless days in the month of December.

Two of the fatality crashes were alcohol-related, in the opinion of the investigating state, county or municipal officer. Thirty-six fatality victims were Oklahoma residents and eight were non-residents. There were 34 male and 10 female victims.

Nine of the fatality victims were age 20 or under. The leading number of fatalities by age group were 10 in the 41-50 year-olds, dropping to eight in the 21 to 30 year-olds.

Oklahoma county led the state with five fatalities, followed by Tulsa county with four fatalities.

The highest number of fatality crashes were on US Highways with 13. There were 11 fatalities on State Highways.

Forty 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 February 13, 2012 - - - 50
Year to date fatalities through February 13, 2011 - - - 66