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 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 (R) 2011 2012
Total traffic fatalitiesa 44,525 51,091 43,825 44,599 41,508 39,250 40,150 40,716 41,817 42,065 42,013 41,501 41,717 41,945 42,196 43,005 42,884 42,836 43,510 42,708 41,259 37,423 33,883 32,999 32,479 33,561
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 37,304 37,646 36,956 35,701 32,103 28,995 27,889 27,140 27,869
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 19,192 18,512 17,925 16,614 14,646 13,135 12,491 12,014 12,271
Subcompactb 3,675 7,124 7,851 8,309 7,694 7,028 6,968 7,060 6,791 6,618 6,220 5,514 4,887 4,773 4,458 4,248 3,717 3,317 2,988 2,644 2,278 1,937 1,550 1,430 1,352 1,344
Compactc 614 927 2,635 5,310 5,338 5,354 5,707 6,322 6,899 7,288 7,195 6,804 6,942 7,022 6,731 7,061 6,769 6,650 6,288 6,105 5,538 4,780 4,147 3,977 3,801 3,834
Intermediated 1,869 3,878 4,391 4,849 4,681 4,418 4,483 4,407 4,666 4,670 4,794 4,617 4,721 5,204 5,402 5,514 5,583 5,667 5,571 5,461 5,243 4,763 4,406 4,244 4,066 4,050
Fulle 10,800 11,577 6,586 4,635 4,040 3,796 3,675 3,560 3,413 3,417 3,481 3,106 2,887 3,184 3,208 3,262 3,233 3,161 3,287 3,293 3,190 2,965 2,858 2,678 2,647 2,849
Other/Unknown 8,971 3,943 1,749 989 632 791 733 648 654 512 509 1,153 1,425 516 521 484 423 397 378 422 365 201 174 162 148 194
Truckf, 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 13,440 13,841 13,566 13,263 11,498 10,811 10,312 9,942 10,093
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 12,674 13,037 12,761 12,458 10,816 10,312 9,782 9,302 9,396
Large 961 1,262 977 705 661 585 605 670 648 621 723 742 759 754 708 689 726 766 804 805 805 682 499 530 640 697
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 4,672 5,293 5,465 5,824 5,959 5,049 5,086 5,184 5,505
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 4,028 4,576 4,837 5,174 5,312 4,469 4,518 4,630 4,957
Bus 53 46 57 32 31 28 18 18 33 21 18 38 59 22 34 45 41 42 58 27 36 67 26 44 55 39
Other / unknown vehicle type 937 540 544 460 466 387 425 409 392 455 420 409 447 450 458 528 589 602 659 601 614 580 554 524 499 509
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 5,532 5,864 5,752 5,558 5,320 4,888 5,110 5,339 5,692
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 4,675 4,892 4,795 4,699 4,414 4,109 4,302 4,457 4,743
Pedalcyclist 1,003 965 890 859 843 723 816 802 833 765 814 760 754 693 732 665 629 727 786 772 701 718 628 623 682 726
Other 81 129 84 124 124 98 111 107 109 154 153 131 149 141 123 114 140 130 186 185 158 188 151 185 200 223

KEY: R = revised.

a 1996 includes two fatalities that could not be assigned to a category below.

b Includes minicompact cars (wheelbase under 95 inches) and subcompact cars (wheelbase between 95 and 99 inches).

c Includes cars with a wheelbase of between 100 and 104 inches.

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

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

f 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.

NOTES

Details may not add to totals due to rounding.

Total Passenger car fatalities for 2004 and later years do not equal the sum of its components due to unrevised components.

SOURCES

All categories except passenger car fatalities by vehicle type:

1975-2008: U.S. Department of Transportation, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, National Center for Statistics and Analysis, Traffic Safety Facts Early Edition 2009 (Washington, DC: 2010), table 4, available at http://www-nrd.nhtsa.dot.gov/Cats/index.aspx as of Jan. 28, 2011.

2009-12: U.S. Department of Transportation, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, personal communications, Jun. 7, 2012, and May 22, 2013, and June 14, 2014.

Passenger car fatalities by vehicle type:

1975-96: U.S. Department of Transportation, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, 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 (Washington, DC: 2009), table 4, available at http://www-nrd.nhtsa.dot.gov/Cats/index.aspx as of Feb. 19, 2010.

2005-08: Ibid., Traffic Safety Facts Annual Report (Washington, DC: Annual Issues), table 76 and similar tables in previous editions, available at http://www-nrd.nhtsa.dot.gov/Cats/index.aspx as of Jan. 28, 2011.

2009-12: U.S. Department of Transportation, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, personal communications, Jun. 7, 2012, and May 22, 2013, and June 14, 2014.