VEHICLES INVOLVED IN CRASHES BY VEHICLE TYPE AND CRASH SEVERITY, 1998 AND 2008
  Fatal crashes Injury crashes Property damage-only crashes
  1998 2008 1998 2008 1998 2008
Passenger cars            
Crashes 29,040 20,376 2,545,000 1,624,000 4,896,000 3,931,000
Rate per 100 million
vehicle miles traveled
1.87 1.29 164 103 315 249
Rate per 100,000
registered vehicles
23.05 14.66 2,020 1,168 3,887 2,827
Light trucks (1)            
Crashes 19,363 19,072 1,059,000 1,095,000 2,315,000 2,848,000
Rate per 100 million
vehicle miles traveled
2.25 1.66 123 96 269 249
Rate per 100,000 registered vehicles 27.75 18.91 1,517 1,086 3,317 2,824
Motorcycles            
Crashes 2,334 5,387 45,000 90,000 9,000 18,000
Rate per 100 million
vehicle miles traveled
22.70 37.19 433 622 84 126
Rate per 100,000 registered vehicles 60.16 69.48 1,148 1,162 222 235

(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.