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 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 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 percent change from previous year||2.04||16.00|
|Large-truck occupants percent change from previous year||13.79||-9.09|
|Bus occupants* percent change from previous year||-5.88||37.50|
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 1999 for 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.