TABLE 62 Highway Fatalities per 100 Million Vehicle-Miles for Selected Vehicle Types: 1991-2001

TABLE 62 Highway Fatalities per 100 Million Vehicle-Miles for Selected Vehicle Types: 1991-2001

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  1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001
Passenger car occupants 1.6 1.6 1.6 1.6 1.6 1.5 1.5 1.4 1.3 1.3 1.2
Light truck occupants 1.3 1.1 1.1 1.2 1.2 1.2 1.2 1.2 1.3 1.2 1.2
Large truck occupants 0.4 0.4 0.4 0.4 0.4 0.3 0.4 0.4 0.4 0.4 0.3
Motorcycle occupants 30.6 25.1 24.7 22.7 22.7 21.8 21.0 22.3 23.5 27.7 33.4

NOTE: Large trucks are defined as trucks over 10,000 pounds gross vehicle weight rating, including single-unit trucks and truck tractors. Light trucks are defined as trucks of 10,000 pounds gross vehicle weight rating or less, including pick-up trucks, vans, truck-based station wagons, and sport utility vehicles.

SOURCE: Fatalities-U.S. Department of Transportation, Bureau of Transportation Statistics, National Transportation Statistics 2002 (Washington, DC: 2002), table 2-1, available at http://www.bts.gov/, as of April 2003. Population-U.S. Department of Commerce, U.S. Census Bureau, Census 2000, available at http://www.census.gov/main/www/cen2000.html, as of June 2003.