INJURED MOTOR VEHICLE OCCUPANTS, PEDESTRIANS, AND BICYCLISTS

INJURED MOTOR VEHICLE OCCUPANTS, PEDESTRIANS, AND BICYCLISTS

Injured Motor Vehicle Occupants, Pedestrians, and Bicyclists (annual data)

Injured Motor Vehicle Occupants, Pedestrians, and Bicyclists (annual data)

The vast majority of transportation injuries involve motor vehicles. The number of light trucks has increased greatly since 1990, affecting light truck occupant injury numbers.

Injured Persons by Mode 1999 2000
Highway total 3,236,000 3,219,000
Highway total percent change from previous year      1.38     -0.53
Passenger car occupants 2,138,000 2,068,000
Passenger car occupants percent change from previous year     -2.86     -3.27
Light-truck occupants   847,000   893,000
Light-truck occupants percent change from previous year     11.01      5.43
Pedestrians and bicyclists*   122,000   136,000
Pedestrians and bicyclists* percent change from previous year     -9.63     11.48
Motorcyclists    50,000    58,000
Motorcyclists percent change from previous year      2.04     16.00
Large-truck occupants    33,000    30,000
Large-truck occupants percent change from previous year     13.79     -9.09
Bus occupants*    16,000    22,000
Bus occupants* percent change from previous year     -5.88     37.50

* Data are for 1998 and 1999.

NOTES: National estimates of highway injuries are sampled and subject to sampling errors. Highway table includes categories not displayed in graph.

Light trucks - trucks of 10,000 pounds gross vehicle weight rating or less, including pickups, vans, truck-based station wagons, and utility vehicles.

See U.S. Department of Transportation, Bureau of Transportation Statistics, pp. 273-280, National Transportation Statistics 1999for detailed discussion of modal injury data.

SOURCE: Data compiled from various government agencies, as cited in U.S. Department of Transportation, Bureau of Transportation Statistics, National Transportation Statistics 1999, table 3-2, available at: http://www.bts.gov/ntda/nts/nts.html. Preliminary highway data for 2000 are from U.S. Department of Transportation, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.