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||2000||2001*|
|Highway total percent change from previous year||-0.53||-4.23|
|Passenger car occupants||2,052,000||1,965,000|
|Passenger car occupants percent change from previous year||-3.27||-4.24|
|Light-truck occupants percent change from previous year||5.43||-5.30|
|Pedestrians and bicyclists||129,000||123,000|
|Pedestrians and bicyclists percent change from previous year||-5.15||-4.65|
|Motorcyclists percent change from previous year||16.00||1.72|
|Large-truck occupants percent change from previous year||-9.09||3.23|
|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. 2001 numbers from NHTSA, 2001 Early Assessment, available at: http://www-nrd.nhtsa.dot.gov/pdf/nrd-30/NCSA/Rpts/2002/2001EARelease.pdf