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.