Table 2-24: Bus Occupant Safety Data (a)

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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 (R) 2010 2011
Fatalities 53 46 57 32 31 28 18 18 33 21 18 38 59 22 34 45 41 42 58 27 36 67 26 44 54
Injured persons N N N 32,691 20,959 20,144 17,056 15,767 19,214 20,291 16,887 15,559 21,958 17,769 15,427 18,819 18,174 16,410 11,133 9,839 12,141 15,149 12,059 17,067 13,176
Vehicles involved in crashes N N N 61,243 56,689 49,856 51,894 56,260 59,135 57,764 53,514 53,493 63,007 56,127 54,310 57,979 58,031 52,366 51,382 51,615 56,753 59,939 57,576 54,242 57,437
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 7,070 6,845 6,782 6,801 6,980 6,783 14,516 14,823 14,387 13,770 13,783
Rates per 100 million vehicle-miles                                                  
Fatalities 0.88 0.76 1.27 0.56 0.54 0.48 0.29 0.28 0.51 0.32 0.26 0.54 0.77 0.29 0.48 0.66 0.60 0.62 0.83 0.40 0.25 0.45 0.18 0.32 0.39
Injured persons N N N 571 365 349 278 246 299 309 247 222 287 234 218 275 268 241 159 145 84 102 84 124 96
Vehicles involved in crashes N N N 1,070 986 863 847 878 921 880 782 763 822 739 768 847 856 770 736 761 391 404 400 394 417

KEY: N = data do not exist; P = preliminary; R = revised.

a Bus includes school, transit, and intercity buses.

NOTES

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.

Rates per 100 million vehicle-miles figures may differ from those in the source data due to rounding by the source.

SOURCES

Fatalities, and injuries:

1975-2008: U.S. Department of Transportation, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, National Center for Statistics and Analysis, Traffic Safety Facts 2008 (Final Edition) (Washington, DC: Annual Issues), table 4, available at http://www-nrd.nhtsa.dot.gov/Cats/listpublications.aspx?Id=E&ShowBy=DocType as of April 2010.

2009-11: U.S. Department of Transportation, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, National Center for Statistics and Analysis, personal communications, Jun. 7, 2012 and May 22, 2013.

Vehicle-miles:

1975-94: U.S. Department of Transportation, Federal Highway Administration, Highway Statistics Summary to 1995 (Washington, DC: July 1997), table VM-201A, available at http://www.fhwa.dot.gov/policy/ohpi/hss/index.cfm as of March 2009.

1995-2008: Ibid., Highway Statistics (Washington, DC: Annual Issues), table VM-1, available at http://www.fhwa.dot.gov/policy/ohpi/hss/index.cfm as of April 2010.

2009-11: U.S. Department of Transportation, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, National Center for Statistics and Analysis, personal communications, Jun. 7, 2012 and May 22, 2013.

Vehicles involved in crashes:

U.S. Department of Transportation, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, National Center for Statistics and Analysis, Fatality Analysis Reporting System (FARS) Database, National Automotive Sampling System General Estimates System (NASS GES) Database, personal communications, May 25, 2006, July 23, 2010, Jun. 7, 2012, and May 22, 2013.