Vehicles Involved In Fatal Crashes By Vehicle Type, 2008 And 2017

 

Vehicle involved 2008 2017
Passenger cars    
Involved in crashes 20,474 21,031
Rate per 100 million vehicle miles traveled 1.34 1.48
Rate per 100,000 registered vehicles 14.73 15.82
Light trucks (1)    
Involved in crashes 19,179 19,986
Rate per 100 million vehicle miles traveled 1.73 1.38
Rate per 100,000 registered vehicles 19.01 14.75
Motorcycles    
Involved in crashes 5,409 5,326
Rate per 100 million vehicle miles traveled 25.99 26.43
Rate per 100,000 registered vehicles 69.77 61.11
(1) Trucks with 10,000 pounds or less gross vehicle weight. Includes pickups, vans, truck-based station wagons and utility vehicles. Source: U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT), National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). Vehicle miles traveled - USDOT, Federal Highway Administration, revised by NHTSA; Registered passenger cars and light trucks - R.L. Polk & Co; Registered motorcycles - USDOT, Federal Highway Administration.