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Table 1. Large Truck Fatal Crash Statistics, 1975-2005

Year

Fatal Crashes

Vehicles Involved

Occupant Fatalities

Total Fatalities

Million Vehicle Miles Traveled

Fatal Crashes per 100 Million Vehicle Miles Traveled

Vehicles Involved in Fatal Crashes per 100 Million Vehicle Miles Traveled

Fatalities per 100 Million Vehicle Miles Traveled

Large Trucks Registered

1975

3,722

3,977

   961

4,483

81,330

4.58

4.89

5.51

5,362,369

1976

4,184

4,435

1,132

5,008

86,070

4.86

5.15

5.82

5,575,185

1977

4,843

5,164

1,287

5,723

95,021

5.10

5.43

6.02

5,689,903

1978

5,405

5,759

1,395

6,356

105,739

5.11

5.45

6.01

5,859,807

1979

5,684

6,084

1,432

6,702

109,004

5.21

5.58

6.15

5,891,571

1980

5,042

5,379

1,262

5,971

108,491

4.65

4.96

5.50

5,790,653

1981

4,928

5,230

1,133

5,806

108,702

4.53

4.81

5.34

5,716,278

1982

4,396

4,646

   944

5,229

111,423

3.95

4.17

4.69

5,590,415

1983

4,615

4,877

   982

5,491

116,132

3.97

4.20

4.73

5,508,392

1984

4,831

5,124

1,074

5,640

121,796

3.97

4.21

4.63

5,401,075

1985

4,841

5,153

   977

5,734

123,504

3.92

4.17

4.64

5,996,337

1986

4,785

5,097

   926

5,579

126,675

3.78

4.02

4.40

5,720,880

1987

4,813

5,108

   852

5,598

133,517

3.60

3.83

4.19

5,718,266

1988

4,885

5,241

   911

5,679

137,985

3.54

3.80

4.12

6,136,884

1989

4,674

4,984

   858

5,490

142,749

3.27

3.49

3.85

6,226,482

1990

4,518

4,776

   705

5,272

146,242

3.09

3.27

3.60

6,195,876

1991

4,097

4,347

   661

4,821

149,543

2.74

2.91

3.22

6,172,146

1992

3,825

4,035

   585

4,462

153,384

2.49

2.63

2.91

6,045,205

1993

4,101

4,328

   605

4,856

159,888

2.56

2.71

3.04

6,088,155

1994

4,373

4,644

   670

5,144

170,216

2.57

2.73

3.02

6,587,885

1995

4,194

4,472

   648

4,918

178,156

2.35

2.51

2.76

6,719,421

1996

4,413

4,755

   621

5,142

182,971

2.41

2.60

2.81

7,012,615

1997

4,614

4,917

   723

5,398

191,477

2.41

2.57

2.82

7,083,326

1998

4,579

4,955

   742

5,395

196,380

2.33

2.52

2.75

7,732,270

1999

4,560

4,920

   759

5,380

202,688

2.25

2.43

2.65

7,791,426

2000

4,573

4,995

   754

5,282

205,520

2.23

2.43

2.57

8,022,649

2001

4,451

4,823

   708

5,111

209,032

2.13

2.31

2.45

7,857,675

2002

4,224

4,587

   689

4,939

214,603

1.97

2.14

2.30

7,927,280

2003

4,335

4,721

   726

5,036

217,917

1.99

2.17

2.31

7,756,888

2004

4,478

4,902

   766

5,235

220,811

2.03

2.22

2.37

8,171,364

2005

4,533

4,932

   803

5,212

222,836

2.03

2.21

2.34

8,481,999

Note: A large truck is defined as a truck with a gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR) greater than 10,000 pounds (includes medium and heavy trucks).

Sources: Vehicle Miles of Travel and Registered Vehicles: Federal Highway Administration. Fatal Crashes, Vehicles Involved, and Fatalities: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Fatality Analysis Reporting System (FARS).