TABLE 9-3 Highway Fatalities per 100 Million Vehicle-Miles for Selected Vehicle Types: 1992-2002

TABLE 9-3 Highway Fatalities per 100 Million Vehicle-Miles for Selected Vehicle Types: 1992-2002

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  1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002
Passenger car occupants 1.6 1.6 1.6 1.6 1.5 1.5 1.4 1.3 1.3 1.2 1.2
Light-truck occupants 1.1 1.1 1.2 1.2 1.2 1.2 1.2 1.3 1.2 1.2 1.3
Large-truck occupants 0.4 0.4 0.4 0.4 0.3 0.4 0.4 0.4 0.4 0.3 0.3
Motorcycle occupants 25.1 24.7 22.7 22.7 21.8 21.0 22.3 23.5 27.7 33.2 34.0

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

SOURCES: Fatalities-U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT), Bureau of Transportation Statistics, National Transportation Statistics 2002, table 2-1 revised, available at http://www.bts.gov/, as of January 2004. Vehicle-miles-USDOT, Federal Highway Administration, Highway Statisitics 2002 (Washington, DC: 2003), table VM-1.