TABLE 3-3 Highway Fatalities per 100 Million Vehicle-Miles for Selected Vehicle Types: 1993-2003

TABLE 3-3 Highway Fatalities per 100 Million Vehicle-Miles for Selected Vehicle Types: 1993-2003

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  1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003
Passenger car occupants 1.6 1.6 1.6 1.5 1.5 1.4 1.3 1.3 1.2 1.2 1.2
Light-truck occupants 1.1 1.2 1.2 1.2 1.2 1.2 1.3 1.2 1.2 1.3 1.2
Large-truck occupants 0.4 0.4 0.4 0.3 0.4 0.4 0.4 0.4 0.3 0.3 0.3
Motorcycle occupants 24.7 22.7 22.7 21.8 21.0 22.3 23.5 27.7 33.2 34.0 38.4

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. Pedestrian and pedalcyclist data are not included because vehicle-mile data are not available.

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 December 2004. Vehicle-miles—USDOT, Federal Highway Administration, Highway Statisitics 2003 (Washington, DC: 2004), table VM-1.