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1035. Motor Vehicle Accidents--Number and Deaths

[17.0 represents 17,000,000]

   
      Item   Unit 1972 1 1980 1985 1990 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998
   
Motor vehicle accidents 2 Million 17.0 17.9 19.3 11.5 11.2 10.7 11.2 13.8 12.7
  Cars Million 24.5 22.8 25.6 14.3 13.5 12.3 13.3 16.0 13.8
  Trucks Million 3.5 5.5 6.1 4.4 5.2 4.5 4.8 7.7 7.3
  Motorcycles 1,000 343 560 480 180 178 152 135 138 100
 
Motor vehicle deaths within 1 yr. 3 1,000 56.3 53.2 45.9 46.8 42.5 43.4 43.6 42.4 41.2
  Noncollision accidents 1,000 15.8 14.7 12.6 4.9 4.4 4.4 4.6 4.2 4.1
  Collision accidents:
    With other motor vehicles 1,000 23.9 23.0 19.9 19.9 18.9 19 19.6 20.7 19.5
    With pedestrians 1,000 10.3 9.7 8.5 7.3 6.3 6.4 6.1 5.9 5.9
    With fixed objects 1,000 3.9 3.7 3.2 13.1 11.5 12.1 12.1 10.3 10.5
 
Deaths within 30 days 4 1,000 54.6 51.1 43.8 44.6 40.7 41.8 41.9 41.9 (NA)
  Vehicle occupants 1,000 41.4 36.8 31.5 33.9 32 33.1 33.4 33.6 (NA)
  Pedestrians 1,000 10.2 8.1 6.8 6.5 5.5 5.6 5.4 5.3 (NA)
  Motorcyclists 5 1,000 3 5.1 4.6 3.2 2.3 2.2 2.2 2.1 (NA)
  Bicyclists 1,000 1 1.0 0.9 0.9 0.8 0.8 0.8 0.8 (NA)
 
Traffic death rates: 4 6
  Per 100,000 resident population Rate 26.2 22.5 18.4 17.9 15.6 15.9 15.8 15.7 15.3
  Per 100,000 registered vehicles Rate 44.5 34.8 26.5 24.3 21.2 21.2 20.8 20.6 (NA)
  Per 100 million vehicle miles Rate 4.3 3.3 2.5 2.1 1.7 1.7 1.7 1.6 1.6
  Per 100,000 licensed drivers Rate 46.1 35.2 27.9 26.7 23.2 23.6 23.3 23.0 (NA)




NA Not available.
1 Represents peak year for deaths from motor vehicle accidents.
2 Covers only accidents occurring on the road.
3 Deaths that occur within 1 year of accident. Includes collision categories not shown separately.
4 Within 30 days of accident. Source: U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, unpublished data from Fatal Accident Reporting System.
5 Includes motor scooters and motorized bicycles (mopeds).
6 Based on 30-day definition of traffic deaths.

Source: Except as noted, National Safety Council, Itasca, IL, Accident Facts, annual (copyright). http://www.nsc.org/



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These tables are based on figures supplied by the United States Census Bureau, U.S. Department of Commerce and are subject to revision by the Census Bureau.

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