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 2005
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 43,005 42,884 (R) 42,836 43,443
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 37,375 37,341 (R) 37,304 37,594
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 20,569 19,725 (R) 19,192 18,440
Subcompacta 3,834 7,299 7,993 8,309 7,694 7,028 6,968 7,060 6,791 6,618 6,838 6,012 5,504 5,291 4,886 4,674 4,073 3,681 U
Compactb 614 927 2,635 5,310 5,338 5,354 5,707 6,322 6,899 7,288 7,992 7,589 7,432 7,525 7,211 7,348 7,013 6,807 U
Intermediatec 1,869 3,878 4,391 4,849 4,681 4,418 4,483 4,407 4,666 4,670 3,308 3,273 3,556 4,115 4,426 4,709 4,857 4,900 U
Fulld 10,800 11,580 6,586 4,635 4,040 3,796 3,675 3,560 3,413 3,417 3,924 4,303 4,365 3,744 3,765 3,775 3,682 3,603 U
Unknown 8,812 3,765 1,607 989 632 791 733 648 654 512 137 17 5 24 32 63 100 100 U
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 12,963 13,272 (R) 13,440 13,778
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 12,274 12,546 (R) 12,674 12,975
Large 961 1,262 977 705 661 585 605 670 648 621 723 742 759 754 708 689 726 (R) 766 803
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 3,843 4,344 (R) 4,672 5,376
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 3,270 3,714 (R) 4,028 4,553
Bus 53 46 57 32 31 28 18 18 33 21 18 38 59 22 34 45 41 (R) 42 58
Other / unknown vehicle type 937 540 544 460 466 387 425 409 392 455 420 409 447 450 458 528 589 (R) 602 765
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 5,630 5,543 (R) 5,532 5,849
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 4,851 4,774 (R) 4,675 4,881
Pedalcyclist 1,003 965 890 859 843 723 816 802 833 765 814 760 754 693 732 665 629 (R) 727 784
Other 81 129 84 124 124 98 111 107 109 154 153 131 149 141 123 114 140 (R) 130 184

KEY: R = revised; U = data are not available

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

1975-2005: U.S. Department of Transportation, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, National Center for Statistics and Analysis, Traffic Safety Facts 2005, DOT HS 809 919 (Washington, DC: 2006), table 4.

Breakout of passenger car types:

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

1997-2005: 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 June 8, 2007.