TABLE 9-7 Injury Rates for Occupants of Highway Vehicles and Motorcycles: 1992-2002

TABLE 9-7 Injury Rates for Occupants of Highway Vehicles and Motorcycles: 1992-2002

Injuries per 100 million passenger-miles of travel (pmt)

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Vehicle type 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002
Passenger car 101.1 102.3 105.1 108.0 105.2 98.0 89.3 85.7 80.6 75.4 69.3
Light truck 45.3 48.0 49.7 57.5 58.7 55.8 55.2 59.1 60.4 51.3 51.1
Motorcycle 544.9 487.8 463.3 533.4 506.6 474.1 433.0 429.4 501.2 512.2 555.2
Large truck 22.0 20.1 17.7 17.0 17.9 16.1 14.6 16.2 15.0 11.9 10.4
Bus 16.4 13.1 11.6 14.1 14.6 11.6 10.5 13.5 11.0 10.3 13.0

NOTE: Some of the data used to calculate 2002 injury rates are preliminary.

SOURCES: Injuries-U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT), Bureau of Transportation Statistics, National Transportation Statistics 2002, table 2-2 revised, available at http://www.bts.gov/, as of January 2004. Pmt-USDOT, Federal Highway Administration, Highway Statistics 2002 (Washington, DC: 2003), table VM-1, also available at http://www.fhwa.dot.gov/policy/ohim/hs02/index.htm, as of March 2004.