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||2,052,000|
|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||136,000||129,000|
|Pedestrians and bicyclists percent change from previous year||11.48||-5.15|
|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||37.50||-18.18|
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: Data compiled from various government agencies, as cited in U.S. Department of Transportation, Bureau of Transportation Statistics, National Transportation Statistics 2000, table 2-2, available at: http://www.bts.gov/btsprod/nts/Ch2_web/2-2.htm , and 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