|Vehicle-miles (millions)||6,055||6,059||4,478||5,726||5,750||5,778||6,125||6,409||6,420||6,563||6,842||7,007||7,662||7,590||(R) 7,077||(R) 6,845||6,638|
|Rates per 100 million vehicle-milesb|
|Injured personsE||N||N||N||571||365||349||278||246||299||309||247||222||287||234||(R) 218||275||274|
|CrashesE||N||N||N||1,055||979||860||838||871||917||871||780||762||817||732||(R) 767||(R) 847||869|
KEY: E = estimates; N = data do not exist; R = revised; U = data are not available.
a Bus includes school, transit, and intercity buses.
b The U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT), National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) rounds its injury and crash data to the nearest thousand, but injury and crash rates are calculated using the unrounded data. NHTSA also calculates fatality, injury, and crash rates using vehicle-miles expressed to a higher level of precision than shown here. Thus, injury and crash rates shown in this table may differ slightly from the rates that would be calculated from the data in this table.
c 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 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.
Fatalities and injuries:
1975-2003: 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: December 2002), tables 4, 51, 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.
1990-2003: Ibid., General Estimates System Database, personal communication, Nov. 17, 2004.
1975-94: U.S. Department of Transportation, Federal Highway Administration, Highway Statistics Summary to 1995 (Washington, DC: July 1997), table VM-201A.
1995-2003: Ibid., Highway Statistics (Washington, DC: Annual issues), table VM-1.