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1043. Highway Travel--Mileage and Accident Summary



 
Item 1966 1967 1968 1969 1970 1971 1972 1973 1974 1975 1976 1977 1978 1979 1980
 
Highway mileage (1,000) (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA) 3,857
Vehicle miles of travel (bil.) (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA) 1,527
Daily vehicle miles per mile (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA) 1,082
Fatal accidents: (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA)
  Number (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA) 45,284
  Rate per 100 mil. vehicle mi. of travel (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA) 2.96
Nonfatal injury accidents:
  Number (1,000) (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA) 2,008
  Rate per 100 mil. vehicle mi. of travel (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA) 131
Fatalities 1:
  Number 50,894 50,724 52,725 53,543 52,627 52,542 54,589 54,052 45,196 44,525 45,523 47,878 50,331 51,093 51,091
  Rate per 100 mil. vehicle mi. of travel 3.35
  Rate per 100,000 population 25.89 25.53 26.27 26.42 25.67 25.30 26.01 25.51 21.13 20.62 20.88 21.74 22.61 22.70 22.48
 
  Licensed drivers (1,000) 100,998 103,172 105,410 108,306 111,543 114,426 118,414 121,546 125,427 129,791 134,036 138,121 140,844 143,284 145,295
    Rate per 100,000 licensed drivers 50.39 49.16 50.02 49.44 47.18 45.92 46.10 44.47 36.03 34.31 33.96 34.66 35.74 35.66 35.16
  Registered motor vehicles (1,000) 95,703 98,859 102,987 107,412 111,242 116,330 122,557 130,025 134,900 126,153 130,793 134,514 140,374 144,317 146,845
    Rate per 100,000 registered vehicles 53.18 51.31 51.20 49.85 47.31 45.17 44.54 41.57 33.50 35.29 34.81 35.59 35.85 35.40 34.79


NA Not available.
1 Represents fatalities occurring within 30 days of accident. Excludes nontraffic accidents which, for example, occur outside the rights-of-way or other boundaries of roads that are open for public use.

Source: U.S. Federal Highway Administration, Fatal and Injury Accident Rates on Public Roads in the United States, annual. http://www.fhwa.dot.gov/ohim/ohimstat.htm



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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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