Table 3-3 Motor Vehicle Fatality and Injury Rates

Table 3-3
Motor Vehicle Fatality and Injury Rates

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  Canada Mexico United States
1990 1995 1996 1990 1995 1996 1990 1995 1996
Road motor vehicle fatalities, total 3,963 3,351 3,091 10,201 9,043 9,305 44,599 41,817 42,065
Road motor vehicle injuries, total 262,680 241,935 230,890 93,325 121,638 115,274 3,231,000 3,465,000 3,511,000
Road vehicle-kilometers, total (billions) N e317.1 N N N N 3,450 3,899 3,995
Road motor vehicles, total (millions) 17.0 r17.0 r17.2 10.2 12.0 12.4 193.1 205.4 210.2
Rates per 100 million vehicle-km                  
Fatality N e1.1 N N N N 1.3 1.1 1.1
Injury N 76 N N N N 94 89 88
Rates per 10,000 road motor vehicles                  
Fatality 2.3 2.0 1.8 10.0 7.5 7.5 2.3 2.0 2.0
Injury 155 142 134 91 101 93 167 169 167

KEY: e = Data are estimated. N = Data are nonexistent. r = Data are revised.

SOURCES

Canada

Road vehicle-kilometers: Transport Canada. Ministry of Public Works and Government Services. Transportation in Canada 1997-Annual Report. (Ottawa, Ont.: 1998).

Road motor vehicles: Statistics Canada. Road Motor Vehicles Registrations, Catalogue No. 53-219-XPB. (Ottawa, Ont.: various years).

Road fatalities and injuries: Transport Canada. Road Safety and Motor Vehicle Regulation. Traffic Accident Information Database. Special tabulation. (Ottawa, Ont.: 1998).

Mexico

Road motor vehicles: Instituto Nacional de Estadística, Geografía e Informática based on figures from Departamento del Distrito

Federal, Dirección General de Autotransporte Urbano; state finance office and state police and traffic offices. (Mexico City, D.F.: various years).

Road fatalities and injuries: Instituto Nacional de Estadística, Geografía e Informática. Dirección de Estadísticas Económicas, based on data collected by the Procuraduría General de Justicia del Distrito Federal and the Direcciones de Seguridad Pública y Vialidad or their equivalent agencies at state and local levels. (Mexico City, D.F.: various years).

Secretaría de Comunicaciones y Transportes. Dirección General de Policía Federal de Caminos y Puertos. (Mexico City, D.F.: various years).

United States

U.S. Department of Transportation. Bureau of Transportation Statistics. National Transportation Statistics 1998 and National Transportation Statistics 1999. (Washington, DC: 1998 and 1999).