OCCUPANT FATALITY RATES BY VEHICLE TYPE, 2003 AND 2012
Fatality rate Motorcycles Light trucks Passenger cars
2003      
     Per 100,000 registered vehicles 69.83 14.75 14.98
     Per 100 million vehicle miles traveled 39.79 1.20 1.22
2012      
     Per 100,000 registered vehicles 58.63 7.92 9.66
     Per 100 million vehicle miles traveled 23.27 0.73 0.89
Percent change, 2003-2012      
     Per 100,000 registered vehicles -16.0% -46.3% -35.5%
     Per 100 million vehicle miles traveled -41.5 -39.2 -27.0
Source: U.S. Department of Transportation, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.