TABLE 3-2 Highway Fatalities per 100,000 Residents for Selected Vehicle Types: 1993-2003

TABLE 3-2 Highway Fatalities per 100,000 Residents for Selected Vehicle Types: 1993-2003

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  1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003
Passenger car occupants 8.3 8.4 8.4 8.3 8.1 7.7 7.5 7.3 7.1 7.1 6.7
Light-truck occupants 3.3 3.4 3.6 3.7 3.8 3.9 4.0 4.1 4.1 4.2 4.3
Large-truck occupants 0.2 0.3 0.2 0.2 0.3 0.3 0.3 0.3 0.2 0.2 0.2
Motorcycle occupants 0.9 0.9 0.8 0.8 0.8 0.8 0.9 1.0 1.1 1.1 1.3
Pedestrians 2.2 2.1 2.1 2.0 1.9 1.9 1.8 1.7 1.7 1.7 1.6
Pedalcyclists 0.3 0.3 0.3 0.3 0.3 0.3 0.3 0.2 0.3 0.2 0.2

NOTES: 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: U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT), Research and Innovative Technology Administration, Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS), calculations using the following data: Fatalities—USDOT, BTS, National Transportation Statistics 2004, table 2-1, available at http://www.bts.gov/, as of January 2005. Population—U.S. Department of Commerce, U.S. Census Bureau, Statistical Abstract of the United States, section 1, table 2, available at http://www.census.gov/, as of May 2005.