FATALITIES IN LARGE TRUCK CRASHES

FATALITIES IN LARGE TRUCK CRASHES

Fatalities in Large Truck Crashes (annual data)

Fatalities in Large Truck Crashes (annual data)

Trucks represent 4 percent of registered vehicles and about 7 percent of vehicle miles of travel. Occupants of other vehicles or people outside the truck account for 85% of total fatalities involving large trucks for 2000.

Large Truck Crashes 1999 2000*
Fatalities involving large trucks 5,362 5,307
Fatalities involving large trucks percent change from previous year -0.22 -1.03
Large-truck occupant fatalities 758 746
Large-truck occupant fatalities percent change from previous year 2.16 -1.58

*Preliminary estimate

NOTE: Large trucks are over 10,000 pounds gross vehicle weight rating.

SOURCES: U.S. Department of Transportation, Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, Analysis Division, Large Truck Crash Profile: The 1999 National Picture, available at http://www.fmcsa.dot.gov/factsfigs/mchsstats.htm, and U.S. Department of Transportation, Performance Report 2000/Performance Plan 2002. Data for Large-truck occupants: U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT), Bureau of Transportation Statistics, National Transportation Statistics 1999, table 3-1, available at: http://www.bts.gov/ntda/nts/nts.html, and the U.S. DOT, 2001 Performance Report/ 2000 Performance Plan FY 2001.