Occupant and Nonoccupant Fatalities by Vehicle Type

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The dataset contains information on the occupant and non-occupant fatalities with different motor vehicle type on U.S. roads. National Transportation Statistics presents statistics on the U.S. transportation system, including its physical components, safety record, economic performance, the human and natural environment, and national security.

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The Highway Statistics Series consists of annual reports containing analyzed statistical information on motor fuel, motor vehicle registrations, driver licenses, highway user taxation, highway mileage, travel, and highway finance. Most highway data are submitted by the States directly to FHWA. Each State’s data is analyzed for completeness, reasonableness, consistency, and compliance with data reporting instructions contained in “A Guide to Reporting Highway Statistics”. While the Office of Highway Policy Information of FHWA is responsible for preparation of this publication, a number of the statistical summaries are prepared by other units within the FHWA This dataset contains information on motor vehicle fatalities and fatal crashes, based on data from the Fatality Analysis Reporting System (FARS). Crash and injury statistics are based on data from the National Automotive Sampling System (NASS) General Estimates System (GES). The NASS GES is a probability based sample of police-reported crashes from 60 locations across the country, from which estimates of national totals for injury and property-damage-only crashes are derived. Transportation’s safety record, giving data on accidents, crashes, fatalities, and injuries for each transportation mode and hazardous materials. Compiled and published by the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS), National Transportation Statistics presents information on the U.S. transportation system, including its physical components, safety record, economic performance, energy use, and environmental impacts.

Motor vehicle travel is a major means of transportation in the United States, providing an unparalleled degree of mobility. Yet for all its advantages, motor vehicle crashes were the leading cause of death for children age 10 and young people 16 to 23 in 2015. The mission of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is to reduce deaths, injuries, and economic losses from motor vehicle crashes. A downward trend is most pronounced with respect to highest-severity crashes, which declined 16.8 percent over that decade. However, the number of fatal crashes have increased 7.0 percent from 2014 to 2015. There was also a 4.1-percent increase in non-fatal injury crashes, a 3.7-percent increase in property-damage-only crashes, and a 3.8 overall increase in the total police-reported crashes. This was a statistically significant increase in the number of non-fatal crashes from 2014 to 2015.

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Occupant Fatalities, Non-occupant Fatalities, Motor vehicle type Crashes

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Occupant Fatalities Nonoccupant Fatalities by Motor Vehicle Type 1975-2016, Pedestrians, Pedalcyclists and Other Non-occupant Fatalities By Type Of Vehicles, Motor Vehicle Occupants and Fatalities by Type of Vehicles 1975-2016

YearThe corresponding year of the datadate-
Total_Traffic_FatalitiesThe total number of fatalities; 1996 includes two fatalities that could not be assigned to a category belowintegerlevel : Ratio
Total_Traffic_Fatalities_OccupantThe total number of occupant fatalitiesintegerlevel : Ratio
Total_Traffic_Fatalities_Passenger_CarThe total number of passenger car fatalitiesintegerlevel : Ratio
Total_Traffic_Fatalities_Subcompact_VehicleThe total number of subcompact vehicle fatalities; includes mini-compact cars (wheelbase under 95 inches) and subcompact cars (wheelbase between 95 and 99 inches)integerlevel : Ratio
Total_Traffic_Fatalities_Compact_VehicleThe total number of compact vehicle fatalities; icludes cars with a wheelbase of between 100 and 104 inchesintegerlevel : Ratio
Total_Traffic_Fatalities_Intermediate_VehicleThe total number of intermediate vehicle fatalities; includes cars with a wheelbase of between 105 and 109 inchesintegerlevel : Ratio
Total_Traffic_Fatalities_Vehicle_Type_FullThe total number of full vehicle type fatalities; includes cars with a wheelbase of 110 inches or greaterintegerlevel : Ratio
Total_Traffic_Fatalities_Other_Or_UnknownThe total number of total other or unknown fatalitiesintegerlevel : Ratio
Total_Traffic_Fatalities_Other_Or_Unknown_TruckThe total number of other or unknown fatalities with truckintegerlevel : Ratio
Total_Traffic_Fatalities_Other_Or_Unknown_Truck_LightThe total number of other or unknown fatalities with light truck; light trucks - trucks of 10,000 pounds gross vehicle weight rating or less, including pickups, vans, truck-based station wagons, and utility vehiclesintegerlevel : Ratio
Total_Traffic_Fatalities_Other_Or_Unknown_Truck_LargeThe total number of other or unknown fatalities with large truck; large trucks - trucks over 10,000 pounds gross vehicle weight rating, including single-unit trucks and truck tractorsintegerlevel : Ratio
Total_Traffic_Fatalities_Other_VehiclesThe total number of other vehicle fatalitiesintegerlevel : Ratio
Total_Traffic_Fatalities_Other_Vehicles_MotorcycleThe total number of other vehicle fatalities with motorcycleintegerlevel : Ratio
Total_Traffic_Fatalities_Other_Vehicles_BusThe total number of other vehicle fatalities with busintegerlevel : Ratio
Total_Traffic_Fatalities_Other_Or_Unknown_Vehicle_TypeThe total number of other or unknown vehicle fatalitiesintegerlevel : Ratio
Total_Traffic_Fatalities_Other_Or_Unknown_Vehicle_Type_NonoccupantThe total number of other or unknown vehicle fatalities of nonoccupantsintegerlevel : Ratio
Total_Traffic_Fatalities_Other_Or_Unknown_Vehicle_Type_PedestrianThe total number of other or unknown vehicle fatalities of pedestriansintegerlevel : Ratio
Total_Traffic_Fatalities_Other_Or_Unknown_Vehicle_Type_PedalcyclistThe total number of other or unknown vehicle fatalities of pedal cyclistintegerlevel : Ratio
Total_Traffic_Fatalities_Other_Or_Unknown_Vehicle_Type_OtherThe total number of other or unknown vehicle fatalities of othersintegerlevel : Ratio
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