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Motor Vehicle Fatalities, Vehicle-Miles, and Associated Rates by Highway Functional System

Dataset Excel: 
Notes: 

Includes the 50 states and the District of Columbia.

Rural Total includes unknown which functional system within rural areas. Urban Total includes unknown which functional system within urban areas. 

Description: 

KEY: R = revised

a Urban Other arterials for all years and Rural Other arterials for 2015 are the sum of other freeways and expressways, other principal arterials, and minor arterials. Rural Other arterials for all other years are the sum of other principal arterials and minor arterials.

bCollector is the sum of major and minor collectors.

Source: 

Fatalities:

1980-85: U.S. Department of Transportation, Federal Highway Administration, Highway Statistics (Washington, DC: Annual Issues), table FI-220, available at http://www.fhwa.dot.gov/policyinformation/statistics.cfm as of  Feb. 19, 2019.

1990-2018: U.S. Department of Transportation, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, National Center for Statistics and Analysis, Fatality Analysis Reporting System (FARS) Database, personal communications, Nov. 6, 2019.

Vehicle miles:

U.S. Department of Transportation, Federal Highway Administration, Highway Statistics (Washington, DC: Annual Issues), table VM-202, available at http://www.fhwa.dot.gov/policyinformation/statistics.cfm as of Dec. 19, 2019.

Fatality rates:

Calculated by the U.S. Department of Transportation, Bureau of Transportation Statistics.

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