Table 2-19. Occupant Fatalities by Vehicle Type and Nonoccupant Fatalities

Table 2-19. Occupant Fatalities by Vehicle Type and Nonoccupant Fatalities

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  1975 1980 1985 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998R 1999
Occupant fatalities by vehicle type                         
Passenger car                         
Subcompacta 3,834 7,299 7,993 8,309 7,694 7,028 6,968 7,060 6,791 6,618 6,220 5,514 4,930
Compact 614 927 2,635 5,310 5,338 5,354 5,707 6,322 6,899 7,288 7,195 6,804 6,967
Intermediate 1,869 3,878 4,391 4,849 4,681 4,418 4,483 4,407 4,666 4,670 4,794 4,617 4,743
Fullb 10,800 11,580 6,586 4,635 4,040 3,796 3,675 3,560 3,413 3,417 3,481 3,106 2,908
Unknown 8,812 3,765 1,607 989 632 791 733 648 654 512 509 1,153 1,270
Total 25,929 27,449 23,212 24,092 22,385 21,387 21,566 21,997 22,423 22,505 22,199 21,194 20,818
Truckc                         
Light 4,856 7,486 6,689 8,601 8,391 8,098 8,511 8,904 9,568 9,932 10,249 10,705 11,243
Total 5,817 8,748 7,666 9,306 9,052 8,683 9,116 9,574 10,216 10,553 10,972 10,705 12,001
Large 961 1,262 977 705 661 585 605 670 648 621 723 742 758
Other vehicles                         
Motorcycle 3,189 5,144 4,564 3,244 2,806 2,395 2,449 2,320 2,227 2,161 2,116 2,294 2,472
Bus 53 46 57 32 31 28 18 18 33 21 18 38 58
Other/unknown vehicle type 937 540 544 460 466 387 425 409 392 455 420 409 457
Total 4,179 5,730 5,165 3,736 3,303 2,810 2,892 2,747 2,652 2,637 2,554 2,741 2,987
TOTAL vehicle occupant fatalities35,925 34,441 29,354 37,134 34,740 32,880 33,574 34,318 35,291 25,763 34,725 35,382 35,806
Nonoccupant fatalities                          
Pedestrian 7,516 8,070 6,808 6,482 5,801 5,549 5,649 5,489 5,584 5,449 5,321 5,228 4,906
Pedalcyclist 1,003 965 890 859 843 723 816 802 833 765 814 760 750
Other 81 129 84 124 124 98 111 107 109 154 153 131 149
Total nonoccupant fatalities8,600 9,164 7,782 7,465 6,768 6,370 6,576 6,398 6,526 6,368 6,288 6,119 5,805
TOTAL traffic fatalities44,525 51,091 43,825 44,599 41,508 39,250 40,150 40,716 41,817 d42,065 42,013 41,501 41,611

a Includes minicompact cars (wheelbase under 95 inches) and subcompact cars (wheelbase between 95 and 99 inches).
b Includes cars with a wheelbase of 110 inches or greater.
c See table 2-23 for definitions of light and large trucks.
d Includes 2 fatalities that could not be assigned to a category above.

KEY: R = revised.

SOURCE: U.S. Department of Transportation, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Traffic Safety Facts 1998,
DOT HS 808 983 (Washington, DC: October 1999), table 4, and personal communication, Sept.11, 2000.
Breakout of passenger car types:
Ibid., National Center for Statistics and Analysis, Fatality Analysis Reporting System Database, 1998.