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1039. Large Truck Involvement in Fatal Crashes, by State: 1998

[Medium/heavy trucks represents trucks over 10,000 pounds GVW, including single unit trucks]

 
Large trucks involved
Total in fatal crashes
vehicles
State involved Percentage Percentage
FIPS in fatal Number of total of U.S. total
CODE crashes vehicles for large
trucks
 
    United States 00000 56,865 4,935 8.7 100.0
 
Alabama 01000 1,465 149 10.2 3.0
Alaska 02000 87 1 1.1 0
Arizona 04000 1,291 98 7.6 2.0
Arkansas 05000 836 105 12.6 2.1
California 06000 4,762 365 7.7 7.4
Colorado 08000 848 52 6.1 1.1
Connecticut 09000 455 29 6.4 0.6
Delaware 10000 170 18 10.6 0.4
District of Columbia 11000 81 1 1.2 0
Florida 12000 4,114 317 7.7 6.4
Georgia 13000 2,192 195 8.9 4.0
Hawaii 15000 178 4 2.2 0.1
Idaho 16000 325 23 7.1 0.5
Illinois 17000 1,945 185 9.5 3.7
Indiana 18000 1,376 179 13.0 3.6
Iowa 19000 649 83 12.8 1.7
Kansas 20000 667 79 11.8 1.6
Kentucky 21000 1,192 97 8.1 2.0
Louisiana 22000 1,263 140 11.1 2.8
Maine 23000 253 21 8.3 0.4
Maryland 24000 877 65 7.4 1.3
Massachusetts 25000 561 37 6.6 0.7
Michigan 26000 2,020 147 7.3 3.0
Minnesota 27000 893 78 8.7 1.6
Mississippi 28000 1,251 104 8.3 2.1
Missouri 29000 1,573 155 9.9 3.1
Montana 30000 277 18 6.5 0.4
Nebraska 31000 402 41 10.2 0.8
Nevada 32000 487 34 7.0 0.7
New Hampshire 33000 171 10 5.8 0.2
New Jersey 34000 1,024 64 6.3 1.3
New Mexico 35000 508 44 8.7 0.9
New York 36000 2,039 134 6.6 2.7
North Carolina 37000 2,211 228 10.3 4.6
North Dakota 38000 109 8 7.3 0.2
Ohio 39000 1,983 189 9.5 3.8
Oklahoma 40000 988 106 10.7 2.1
Oregon 41000 715 68 9.5 1.4
Pennsylvania 42000 2,052 178 8.7 3.6
Rhode Island 44000 98 3 3.1 0.1
South Carolina 45000 1,353 118 8.7 2.4
South Dakota 46000 215 14 6.5 0.3
Tennessee 47000 1,711 136 7.9 2.8
Texas 48000 4,894 422 8.6 8.6
Utah 49000 443 44 9.9 0.9
Vermont 50000 124 10 8.1 0.2
Virginia 51000 1,227 109 8.9 2.2
Washington 53000 904 69 7.6 1.4
West Virginia 54000 468 41 8.8 0.8
Wisconsin 55000 965 90 9.3 1.8
Wyoming 56000 173 30 17.3 0.6
 
Puerto Rico 716 33 4.6 0




Source: U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Traffic Safety Facts, annual.

http://www.nhtsa.dot.gov/people/ncsa/

* Terms Combination Truck

A truck tractor not pulling a trailer; a tractor pulling at least one full or semi-trailer; or a single-unit truck pulling at least one trailer.

Crash

An event that produces injury and/or property damage, involves a motor vehicle in transport, and occurs on a trafficway or while the vehicle is still in motion after running off the trafficway.

Crash Severity

1. Fatal Crash. A police-reported crash involving a motor vehicle in transport on a trafficway in which at least one person dies within 30 days of the crash. 2. Injury Crash. A police-reported crash that involves a motor vehicle in transport on a trafficway in which no one died but at least one person was reported to have: (1) an incapacitating injury; (2) a visible but not incapacitating injury; (3) a possible, not visible injury; or (4) an injury of unknown severity. 3. Property-Damage-Only Crash. A police-reported crash involving a motor vehicle in transport on a trafficway in which no one involved in the crash suffered any injuries. Driver

An occupant of a vehicle who is in physical control of a motor vehicle in transport, or for an out-of-control vehicle, an occupant who was in control until control was lost. Gross Vehicle Weight Rating (GVWR)

The maximum rated capacity of a vehicle, including the weight of the base vehicle, all added equipment, driver and passengers, and all cargo loaded into or on the vehicle. Actual weight may be less than or greater than GVWR. Large Trucks

Trucks over 10,000 pounds gross vehicle weight rating, including single unit trucks and truck tractors.

Light Trucks

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

Any person who is in or upon a motor vehicle in transport. Includes the driver, passengers, and persons riding on the exterior of a motor vehicle.

Other Vehicle

Consists of the following types of vehicles: 1. Large limousine (more than four side doors or stretched chassis) 2. Three-wheel automobile or automobile derivative 3. Van-based motorhome 4. Light-truck-based motorhome (chassis mounted) 5. Large-truck-based motorhome 6. ATV (all terrain vehicle, including dune/swamp buggy) and ATC (all terrain cycle) 7. Snowmobile 8. Farm equipment other than trucks 9. Construction equipment other than trucks (includes graders) 10. Other type vehicle (includes go-cart, fork lift, city streetsweeper). Single-Unit Truck

A medium or heavy truck in which the engine, cab, drive train, and cargo area are all on one chassis.



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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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