|Fatalities, total||5,817||8,748||7,666||9,306||10,216||12,280||(R) 12,431||12,963||13,167|
|Injured personsE, total||N||N||N||546,966||752,840||917,398||889,951||905,580||915,941|
|Rates per 100 million vehicle-miles|
KEY: E = estimated; N = data do not exist; R = revised; U = data are not available.
a Crashes often involve more than one type of truck (light or large), hence "total truck crashes" is smaller than the sum of the components.
b The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (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.
Large trucks - trucks over 10,000 pounds gross vehicle weight rating, including single-unit trucks and truck tractors. Light trucks - trucks of 10,000 pounds gross vehicle weight rating or less, including pickups, vans, truck-based station wagons, and utility vehicles. The injury and crash data in this table are from the U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT), National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's (NHTSA) General Estimates System (GES). The data from 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.
Vehicle-miles in this table and in table 2-19 are taken from NHTSA revised data and are not based exclusively on USDOT, Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) data, as they have been in earlier reports. The change was made to reflect the different vehicle classification schemes used by FHWA and NHTSA. Thus, vehicle-miles for passenger cars and light and large trucks in table 2-19 and this table should not be compared with vehicle-miles in Chapter 1, which are taken directly from FHWA.
Fatalities, injuries, vehicle-miles, fatality and injury rates:
1975-2002: U.S. Department of Transportation, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, National Center for Statistics and Analysis, Traffic Safety Facts 2002, DOT HS 809 620 (Washington, DC: January 2004), tables 8, 9, 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.
2003: Ibid., Traffic Safety Facts 2003: Overview, DOT HS 809 767 (Washington, DC: 2004), table 1, Internet site http://www-nrd.nhtsa.dot.gov/pdf/nrd-30/NCSA/TSF2003/809767 as of Oct. 13, 2004 and personal communication Nov. 17, 2004.
Ibid., National Center for Statistics and Analysis, Fatality Analysis Reporting System Database and General Estimates System Database, personal communication, Nov. 17, 2004.
Calculated by the U.S. Department of Transportation, Bureau of Transportation Statistics.