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 2003 2004
TOTAL traffic fatalities 44,525 51,091 43,825 44,599 41,508 39,250 40,150 40,716 41,817 (f) 42,065 42,013 41,501 41,717 41,945 42,196 (R) 43,005 (R) 42,884 42,636
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 36,440 (R) 37,375 (R) 37,341 37,142
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 20,320 (R) 20,569 (R) 19,725 19,091
Subcompacta 3,834 7,299 7,993 8,309 7,694 7,028 6,968 7,060 6,791 6,618 (R) 6,838 (R) 6,012 (R) 5,504 (R) 5,291 (R) 4,886 (R) 4,674 (R) 4,073 3,681
Compactb 614 927 2,635 5,310 5,338 5,354 5,707 6,322 6,899 7,288 (R) 7,992 (R) 7,589 (R) 7,432 (R) 7,525 (R) 7,211 (R) 7,348 (R) 7,013 6,807
Intermediatec 1,869 3,878 4,391 4,849 4,681 4,418 4,483 4,407 4,666 4,670 (R) 3,308 (R) 3,273 (R) 3,556 (R) 4,115 (R) 4,426 (R) 4,709 (R) 4,857 4,900
Fulld 10,800 11,580 6,586 4,635 4,040 3,796 3,675 3,560 3,413 3,417 (R) 3,924 (R) 4,303 (R) 4,365 (R) 3,744 (R) 3,765 (R) 3,775 (R) 3,682 3,603
Unknown 8,812 3,765 1,607 989 632 791 733 648 654 512 (R) 137 (R) 17 (R) 5 (R) 24 (R) 32 (R) 63 (R) 100 100
Trucke, 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 (R) 12,963 (R) 13,272 13,363
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 11,723 (R) 12,274 (R) 12,546 12,602
Large 961 1,262 977 705 661 585 605 670 648 621 723 742 759 754 708 (R) 689 (R) 726 761
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 (R) 3,843 (R) 4,344 4,688
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 3,197 (R) 3,270 (R) 3,714 4,008
Bus 53 46 57 32 31 28 18 18 33 21 18 38 59 22 34 45 (R) 41 41
Other / unknown vehicle type 937 540 544 460 466 387 425 409 392 455 420 409 447 450 458 (R) 528 (R) 589 639
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 (R) 5,630 (R) 5,543 5,494
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 4,901 (R) 4,851 (R) 4,774 4,641
Pedalcyclist 1,003 965 890 859 843 723 816 802 833 765 814 760 754 693 732 (R) 665 (R) 629 725
Other 81 129 84 124 124 98 111 107 109 154 153 131 149 141 123 (R) 114 140 128

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 between 100 and 104 inches.

c Includes cars with a wheelbase of between 105 and 109 inches.

d Includes cars with a wheelbase of 110 inches or greater.

e 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.

f Includes two fatalities that could not be assigned to a category below.

SOURCES

1975-2004: U.S. Department of Transportation, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, National Center for Statistics and Analysis, Traffic Safety Facts 2004, DOT HS 809 919 (Washington, DC: 2005), table 4.

Breakout of passenger car types:

1975-96: Ibid., personal communications, Dec. 18, 2003, Nov. 17, 2004, and Mar. 15, 2005.

1997-2004: Ibid., Traffic Safety Facts, Research Note: Passenger Vehicle Occupant Fatality Rates by Type and Size of Vehicle, DOT HS 809 979 (Washington, DC: 2006), table 4, Internet site http://www-nrd.nhtsa.dot.gov/pdf/nrd-30/NCSA/RNotes/2006/809979.pdf as of Feb. 16, 2006.