OCCUPANT FATALITY RATES BY VEHICLE TYPE, 1997 AND 2007
Fatality rate Motorcycles Passenger cars Light trucks
1997      
     Per 100,000 registered vehicles 55.30 17.81 15.23
     Per 100 million vehicle miles traveled 20.99 1.45 1.24
2007      
     Per 100,000 registered vehicles 72.20 11.99 12.29
     Per 100 million vehicle miles traveled 37.86 1.03 1.05
Percent Change, 1997-2007      
     Per 100,000 registered vehicles 30.6% -32.7% -19.3%
     Per 100 million vehicle miles traveled 80.4 -29.0 -15.3
Source: U.S. Department of Transportation, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.