Table 2-21: Passenger Car Occupant Safety Data
|Fatalities||25,929||27,449||23,212||24,092||22,385||21,387||21,566||21,997||22,423||22,505||22,199||21,194||20,862||20,699||(R) 20,320||(R) 20,569||19,460|
|Vehicle-miles (millions)||1,030,376||1,107,056||1,248,981||1,427,178||1,411,655||1,436,035||1,445,106||1,459,208||1,478,352||1,499,139||1,528,399||1,555,901||1,566,808||1,580,493||(R) 1,593,459||1,608,464||U|
|Rates per 100 million vehicle-miles|
|Injured personsE||N||N||N||R166||158||155||157||162||167||164||153||141||136||130||(R) 121||112||U|
KEY: E = estimated; N = data do not exist; R = revised; U = data are not available.
a The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) typically revises its most recent annual estimates the following year. The data here remain unrevised from the date of publication, but may be revised in the future.
Vehicle-miles in this table and in table 2-23 are taken from NHTSA revised data and are not based exclusively on USDOT, Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) data. The change was made to reflect the different vehicle classification schemes used by FHWA and NHTSA. Thus, vehicle-miles for passenger cars, and light and large trucks in this table and table 2-23 should not be compared with vehicle-miles in chapter 1, which are taken directly from FHWA.
Fatalities, injuries, vehicle miles, fatality and injury rates:
1975-2003: U.S. Department of Transportation, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, National Center for Statistics and Analysis, Traffic Safety Facts 2002, DOT HS 809 620 (Washington, DC: December 2003), table 7, Internet site http://www-nrd.nhtsa.dot.gov/pdf/nrd-30/NCSA/TSFAnn/TSF2002Final.pdf as of Oct. 13, 2004 and personal communication Nov. 17, 2004.
2003: Ibid., Traffic Safety Facts 2003: Overview, DOT HS 809 767 (Washington, DC: 2004), table 1, Internet site http://www-nrd.nhtsa.dot.gov/pdf/nrd-30/NCSA/TSF2003/809767 as of Oct. 13, 2004 and personal communication Nov. 17, 2004.
U.S. Department of Transportation, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, National Center for Statistics and Analysis, Fatality Analysis Reporting System Database and General Estimates System Database, personal communication, Nov. 17, 2004.
Calculated by U.S. Department of Transportation, Bureau of Transportation Statistics by dividing the number of crashes by the vehicle-miles traveled.