Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration
2002 Police-Reported Motor Vehicle Traffic Crashes
|Crash Type||Large Trucks*||All Vehicles|
|Property Damage Only||322,000||4,348,000|
Source: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), Fatality Analysis Reporting System (FARS)
and General Estimates System (GES).
*Note: A large truck is defined as a truck with gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR) greater than 10,000 pounds.
2002 Traffic Crash Victims
|In Large Truck Crashes||In All Vehicle Crashes|
Source: NHTSA, Fatality Analysis Reporting System (FARS) and General Estimates System (GES).
2002 Fatality and Injury Rates
|Large Trucks||All Vehicles|
|Vehicle Miles Traveled||214,530,000,000||2,855,756,000,000|
|Fatality Rate per 100 Million Vehicle Miles Traveled||2.3||1.5|
|Injury Rate per 100 Million Vehicle Miles Traveled||60.5||102.5|
Sources: Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), Highway Statistics 2002 , Table VM-1;
and NHTSA, Fatality Analysis Reporting System (FARS) and General Estimates System (GES).
1997-1999 Average Costs of Truck Crashes (2002 Dollars)
|Average Cost per Crash||$59,153|
|Average Total Cost per Year||$19.6 billion|
Source: Ted Miller, Eduard Zaloshnja, Rebecca Spicer, Revised Cost of Large Truck and Bus Involved Crashes
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