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INJURED MOTOR VEHICLE OCCUPANTS, PEDESTRIANS, AND BICYCLISTS

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

INJURED MOTOR VEHICLE OCCUPANTS, PEDESTRIANS, AND BICYCLISTS

Injured Motor Vehicle Occupants, Pedestrians, and Bicyclists (annual data)

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Injured Motor Vehicle Occupants, Pedestrians, and Bicyclists (annual data). If you are a user with a disability and cannot view this image, please call 800-853-1351 or email answers@bts.gov for further assistance.

The vast majority of transportation injuries involve motor vehicles. The number of light trucks has increased greatly since 1990, affecting light-truck occupant injury numbers.

Injured Persons by Mode 2000 2001*
Highway total 3,190,000 3,055,000
Highway total percent change from previous year     -0.53     -4.23
Passenger car occupants 2,052,000 1,965,000
Passenger car occupants percent change from previous year     -3.27     -4.24
Light-truck occupants   887,000   840,000
Light-truck occupants percent change from previous year      5.43     -5.30
Pedestrians and bicyclists   129,000   123,000
Pedestrians and bicyclists percent change from previous year     -5.15     -4.65
Motorcyclists    58,000    59,000
Motorcyclists percent change from previous year     16.00      1.72
Large-truck occupants    31,000    32,000
Large-truck occupants percent change from previous year     -9.09      3.23
Bus occupants**    22,000    18,000
Bus occupants** percent change from previous year     37.50    -18.18

* Preliminary estimates.

** 2000 and 1999 numbers.

NOTES: National estimates of highway injuries are sampled and subject to sampling errors. Highway table includes categories not displayed in graph.

Light trucks - trucks of 10,000 pounds gross vehicle weight rating or less, including pickups, vans, truck-based station wagons, and utility vehicles.

See U.S. Department of Transportation, Bureau of Transportation Statistics, pp. 429-435, National Transportation Statistics 2000 for detailed discussion of modal injury data.

SOURCE: Data compiled from various government agencies, as cited in U.S. Department of Transportation, Bureau of Transportation Statistics, National Transportation Statistics 2000, table 2-2, available at: http://www.bts.gov/btsprod/nts/Ch2_web/2-2.htm, and U.S. Department of Transportation, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, 2000 Traffic Safety Facts, available at http://www-nrd.nhtsa.dot.gov/pdf/nrd-30/ncsa/tsf2000/2000ovrfacts.pdf. 2001 numbers from NHTSA, 2001 Early Assessment, available at: http://www-nrd.nhtsa.dot.gov/pdf/nrd-30/NCSA/Rpts/2002/2001EARelease.pdf