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STATUS REPORT SPECIAL ISSUE:
DRIVER DEATH RATES

TABLE 1
Driver death rates by vehicle body style/weight and crash type, 1994-97 models during 1995-98

Four-door
passenger cars
Two-door
passenger cars
Passenger vans
& station wagons
Four-wheel-drive
utility vehicles
Two-wheel-drive
pickup trucks
Four-wheel-drive
pickup trucks
Vehicle weight: all mv sv roll all mv sv roll all mv sv roll all mv sv roll all mv sv roll all mv sv roll
less than 2,500 lbs. 101
(95-108)
64 37 19 136
(121-152)
83 52 31 63
(32-113)
46 17 6 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2,500-2,999 lbs. 85
(80-90)
44 41 21 122
(113-133)
52 71 42 85
(61-115)
59 26 20 98
(59-153)
51 46 26 173
(155-192)
69 103 67 -- -- -- --
3,000-3,499 lbs. 73
(68-79)
43 30 14 101
(83-123)
31 70 42 64
(49-83)
43 21 15 53
(37-72)
27 26 19 114
(96-134)
58 56 39 160
(129-196)
41 119 93
3,500-3,999 lbs. 75
(63-88)
53 22 9 76
(63-90)
46 30 15 38
(33-44)
23 15 11 64
(55-75)
20 44 35 102
(91-115)
43 59 35 117
(71-181)
35 82 58
4,000-4,499 lbs. -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 38
(17-76)
14 24 10 68
(59-79)
23 46 36 72
(56-90)
28 44 26 88
(76-102)
23 65 41
4,500-4,999 lbs. -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 98
(62-147)
17 81 64 68
(49-91)
42 26 16 97
(80-117)
30 67 56
5,000 lbs. or more -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 46
(34-62)
17 29 20 62
(37-97)
42 20 3 109
(88-133)
38 71 54

all: overall driver death rate per million registered vehicle years

mv: driver deaths in multiple-vehicle crashes per million registered vehicle years

sv: driver deaths in single-vehicle crashes per million registered vehicle years

roll: driver deaths in single-vehicle rollover crashes per million registered vehicle years

-- : no exposure or insufficient exposure

note: results for two- and four-door cars don't include luxury or sports models; results aren't shown for these car groups or for two-wheel-drive utility vehicles

sources: U.S. Department of Transportation's Fatality Analysis Reporting System and The Polk Company's National Vehicle Population Profile

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©2001, Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, Highway Loss Data Institute
Last modified:
08-Mar-2001