Traffic Safety Facts 2015 Data: Large Trucks

In 2015 there were 4,067 people killed and an estimated 116,000 people injured in crashes involving large trucks. In the United States, an estimated 433,000 large trucks were involved in police-reported traffic crashes during 2015. Fatalities in crashes involving large trucks increased by 4 percent from 3,908 in 2014 to 4,067 in 2015. Over a 10-year period there was a 19-percent decrease in the total number of people killed in large-truck crashes, from 5,027 fatalities in 2006 to 4,067 fatalities in 2015. Of the fatalities in 2015: 74 percent (2,990) were occupants of other vehicles, 16 percent (667) were occupants of large trucks, and 10 percent (410) were nonoccupants (pedestrians, pedalcyclist, etc.). From 2014 to 2015 there was a 5-percent increase in the number of occupants of other vehicles killed, and a 4-percent increase in the number of nonoccupants killed. This is the highest number of other occupants killed since 3,151 people died in 2008. Additional information is provided in this report including: crash characteristics; proportions of drivers in fatal crashes with BACs of .08 g/dL or higher; previous driving records; and fatalities by State.


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  • Accession Number: 01630100
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  • Report/Paper Numbers: DOT HS 812 373
  • Created Date: Mar 27 2017 9:30AM