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 2002
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 41,945 R42,196 42,815
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 36,348 R36,440 37,232
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 20,699 R20,320 20,416
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 4,773 R4,458 4,226
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 7,022 R6,731 7,002
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 5,204 R5,402 5,473
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 3,184 R3,208 3,233
Unknown 8,812 3,765 1,607 989 632 791 733 648 654 512 509 1,153 1,425 516 R521 482
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 12,280 12,431 12,866
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 11,526 R11,723 12,182
Large 961 1,262 977 705 661 585 605 670 648 621 723 742 759 754 R708 684
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 3,369 3,689 3,950
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 2,897 R3,197 3,244
Bus 53 46 57 32 31 28 18 18 33 21 18 38 59 22 34 45
Other / unknown vehicle type 937 540 544 460 466 387 425 409 392 455 420 409 447 450 R458 661
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 5,597 5,756 5,583
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 4,763 R4,901 4,808
Pedalcyclist 1,003 965 890 859 843 723 816 802 833 765 814 760 754 693 R732 662
Other 81 129 84 124 124 98 111 107 109 154 153 131 149 141 R123 113

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

2002: U.S. Department of Transportation, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, National Center for Statistics and Analysis, Traffic Safety Facts 2002 Early Edition, DOT HS 809 620 (Washington, DC: 2003), table 4.

Breakout of passenger car types:

U.S. Department of Transportation, National Center for Statistics and Analysis, personal communication, Dec. 18, 2003.