|Vehicle-miles (millions)||5,629||10,214||9,086||9,557||9,178||9,557||9,906||10,240||9,797||9,920||10,081||10,283||10,584||10,469||(R) 9,639||9,553||U|
|Rates per 100 million vehicle-milesa|
|Injured personsE||N||N||N||882||876||681||600||561||587||557||522||476||472||551||(R) 625||677||U|
KEY: E = estimated; N = data do not exist; R = revised; U = data are not available.
a U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT), National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) rounds its injury and crash data to the nearest thousand before publishing them, but it calculates injury rates using the unrounded data. NHTSA also calculates fatality and injury rates using vehicle-miles expressed to a higher level of precision than shown here.
b NHTSA typically revises its most recent annual estimates the following year. The data here remain unrevised from the date of publication, but may be revised in the future.
The injury and crash data in this table are from NHTSA's General Estimates System (GES). The data from the GES, which began operation in 1988, are obtained from a nationally representative probability sample selected from all police-reported crashes. The GES sample includes only crashes where a police accident report was completed and the crash resulted in property damage, injury, or death. The resulting figures do not take into account crashes that were not reported to the police or that did not result in property damage.
Fatalities, injuries, and vehicle-miles:
U.S. Department of Transportation, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, National Center for Statistics and Analysis, Traffic Safety Facts 2002, DOT HS 809 484 (Washington, DC: January 2004), table 10, Internet site http://www-nrd.nhtsa.dot.gov/pdf/nrd-30/NCSA/TSFAnn/TSF2002Final.pdf as of Oct. 13, 2004 and personal communication Nov. 17, 2004.
U.S. Department of Transportation, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, National Center for Statistics and Analysis, Fatality Analysis Reporting System Database and General Estimates System Database, personal communication, Nov. 17, 2004.