Figure 2: Motor Vehicle Fatalities: 2001-2010

Figure 2: Motor Vehicle Fatalities: 2001-2010

Annual data

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Fatalities Vehicles-Miles Travelled
2001 42,196 2,795,610
2002 43,005 2,855,508
2003 42,884 2,890,221
2004 42,836 2,964,788
2005 43,510 2,989,430
2006 42,708 3,014,371
2007 41,259 3,031,124
2008 37,423 2,976,528
2009 33,883 2,956,764
2010 32,885 2,966,494

SOURCES: Fatalities: 2001-2009—U.S. Department of Transportation, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Fatality Analysis Reporting System, available at http://www.nhtsa.gov/fars, as of June 2012. 2010—U.S. Department of Transportation, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Transportation Safety Facts: Research Notes, 2010 Motor Vehicle Crashes: Overview (February 2012), available at http://www.nhtsa.gov/fars, as of June 2012. VMT—U.S. Department of Transportation, Federal Highway Administration, Highway Statistics (Washington, DC: Annual Issues), table VM-1, available at http://www.fhwa.dot.gov/policyinformation/statistics.cfm as of June 2012.