OCCUPANT FATALITY RATES BY VEHICLE TYPE, 1999 AND 2009
Fatality rate Motorcycles Light trucks Passenger cars
1999      
     Per 100,000 registered vehicles 59.80 15.45 16.42
     Per 100 million vehicle miles traveled 23.46 1.25 1.33
2009      
     Per 100,000 registered vehicles 56.27 10.08 9.54
     Per 100 million vehicle miles traveled 21.45 0.92 0.87
Percent Change, 1998-2008      
     Per 100,000 registered vehicles -5.9% -34.8% -41.9%
     Per 100 million vehicle miles traveled -8.6 -26.4 -34.6

Source: U.S. Department of Transportation, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.