INJURED MOTOR VEHICLE OCCUPANTS, PEDESTRIANS, AND BICYCLISTS

INJURED MOTOR VEHICLE OCCUPANTS, PEDESTRIANS, AND BICYCLISTS

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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.

Injured Persons by Mode 2000 2001
Highway total 3,190,000 3,033,000
Highway total percent change from previous year     -0.53     -4.92
Passenger car occupants 2,052,000 1,927,000
Passenger car occupants percent change from previous year     -3.27     -6.09
Light-truck occupants   887,000   861,000
Light-truck occupants percent change from previous year      5.43     -2.93
Pedestrians and bicyclists   129,000   123,000
Pedestrians and bicyclists percent change from previous year     -5.15     -4.65
Motorcyclists    58,000    60,000
Motorcyclists percent change from previous year     16.00      3.45
Large-truck occupants    31,000    29,000
Large-truck occupants percent change from previous year     -9.09     -6.45
Other**    33,000    33,000
Other** percent change from previous year      3.13         0

** Other highway includes buses, construction equipment, farm equipment, etc, and other unknown vehicle types.

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. 429-435, National Transportation Statistics 2000 for detailed discussion of modal injury data.

SOURCE: U.S. Department of Transportation, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, 2000 Traffic Safety Facts, available at http://www-nrd.nhtsa.dot.gov/pdf/nrd-30/ncsa/tsf2000/2000ovrfacts.pdf. 2001 numbers from NHTSA, 2001 Annual Assessment, available at: http://www-nrd.nhtsa.dot.gov/pdf/nrd-30/NCSA/Rpts/2002/Assess01.pdf