Table 2-17. Motor Vehicle Safety Data
|Rates per 100 million vehicle-miles|
KEY: N = data do not exist; R = revised.
1960-70: Estimated by U.S. Department of Transportation, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration from data supplied by U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, National Center for Health Statistics, and individual state accident reports (adjusted to 30-day deaths). Fatalities data prior to 1975 have been adjusted to reflect the Fatality Analysis Reporting System's definition of a fatal crash as one that involves a motor vehicle on a trafficway, which results in the death of a vehicle occupant or a nonmotorist within 30 days of the crash.
1975-1998: U.S. Department of Transportation, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Traffic Safety Facts 1998, DOT HS 808 983 (Washington, DC: October 1999), table 2.
1999: Ibid., National Center for Statistics and Analysis, Fatality Analysis Reporting System (FARS) Database and General Estimates System Database, personal communication, Sept. 8, 2000.
Injured persons: Ibid.
Crashes: Ibid., table 1.
1960-65: U.S. Department of Transportation, Federal Highway Administration, Highway Statistics Summary to 1995, FHWA-PL-97-009 (Washington, DC: July 1997), table VM-201A.
1970-98: Ibid., Highway Statistics (Washington, DC: Annual issues), table VM-1.
1999: Ibid., Early Assessment of 1999 Crashes, Injuries, and Fatalities (Washington, DC: 2000)
Fatality and injury rates:
1960-98: U.S. Department of Transportation, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Traffic Safety Facts 1998 DOT HS 808 983 (Washington, DC: October 1999), table 2.
1999: Calculated by U.S. Department of Transportation, Bureau of Transportation Statistics.
Calculated by U.S. Department of Transportation, Bureau of Transportation Statistics.