TABLE 3-5 Injury Rates for Occupants of Highway Vehicles and Motorcycles: 1993-2003

TABLE 3-5 Injury Rates for Occupants of Highway Vehicles and Motorcycles: 1993-2003

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

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Vehicle type 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003
Passenger car 102.3 105.1 108.0 105.2 98.0 89.3 85.7 80.6 75.4 68.9 66.9
Light truck 48.0 49.7 57.5 58.7 55.8 55.2 59.1 60.4 51.3 52.5 51.4
Motorcycle 487.8 463.3 533.4 506.6 474.1 433.0 429.4 501.2 512.2 533.5 553.9
Large truck 20.1 17.7 17.0 17.9 16.1 14.6 16.2 15.0 11.9 12.2 12.5
Bus 13.1 11.6 14.1 14.6 11.6 10.5 13.5 11.0 10.3 13.0 12.9

NOTE: Pedestrians and pedalcyclists are not included because pmt 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: Injuries—USDOT, BTS, National Transportation Statistics 2005, table 2-2, available at http://www.bts.gov/, as of August 2005. Pmt—USDOT, Federal Highway Administration, Highway Statistics 2003 (Washington, DC: 2004).