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 1998 1999 2000 2001
TOTAL traffic fatalities 44,525 51,091 43,825 44,599 41,508 39,250 40,150 40,716 41,817 d42,065 42,013 41,501 41,717 R41,945 42,116
Occupant fatalities (by vehicle type) 35,925 41,927 36,043 37,134 34,740 32,880 33,574 34,318 35,291 35,695 35,725 35,382 35,875 R36,348 36,386
Passenger car, 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 20,862 R20,699 20,233
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 4,887 R4,773 4,417
Compact 614 927 2,635 5,310 5,338 5,354 5,707 6,322 6,899 7,288 7,195 6,804 6,942 R7,022 6,718
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 4,721 R5,204 5,401
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 2,887 R3,184 3,168
Unknown 8,812 3,765 1,607 989 632 791 733 648 654 512 509 1,153 1,425 R516 529
Truckc, total 5,817 8,748 7,666 9,306 9,052 8,683 9,116 9,574 10,216 10,553 10,972 11,447 12,024 R12,280 12,381
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 11,265 R11,526 11,677
Large 961 1,262 977 705 661 585 605 670 648 621 723 742 759 R754 704
Other vehicles, 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 2,989 R3,369 3,772
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 2,483 R2,897 3,181
Bus 53 46 57 32 31 28 18 18 33 21 18 38 59 22 34
Other / unknown vehicle type 937 540 544 460 466 387 425 409 392 455 420 409 447 R450 557
Nonoccupant fatalities, total 8,600 9,164 7,782 7,465 6,768 6,370 6,576 6,398 6,526 6,368 6,288 6,119 5,842 R5,597 5,730
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 4,939 R4,763 4,882
Pedalcyclist 1,003 965 890 859 843 723 816 802 833 765 814 760 754 R693 728
Other 81 129 84 124 124 98 111 107 109 154 153 131 149 R141 120

KEY: R = revised.

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 two fatalities that could not be assigned to a category above.

SOURCES

U.S. Department of Transportation, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, National Center for Statistics and Analysis, Traffic Safety Facts 2000, DOT HS 809 337 (Washington, DC: December 2001), table 13 and personal communication, Sept. 10, 2002.

Breakout of passenger car types:

U.S. Department of Transportation, National Center for Statistics and Analysis, Fatality Analysis Reporting System Database, 2002.