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: Fatalities—U.S. Department of Transportation, Research and Innovative Technology Administration, Bureau of Transportation Statistics, National Transportation Statistics 2005, table 2-1, available at http://www.bts.gov/, as of August 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.