Traffic Safety Facts 2012 Data: Large Trucks

In 2012, there were 3,921 people killed and 104,000 people injured in crashes involving large trucks (gross vehicle weight rating greater than 10,000 pounds). In the United States, 333,000 large trucks were involved in traffic crashes during 2012. Fatalities in crashes involving large trucks showed a 4-percent increase from 3,781 in 2011 to 3,921 in 2012. Of these fatalities in 2012, 73 percent were occupants of other vehicles, 10 percent were nonoccupants, and 18 percent were occupants of large trucks. Between 2011 and 2012, fatalities in these crashes showed a 5-percent increase in the number of occupants of other vehicles killed and a 9-percent increase in the number of large-truck occupants killed. The number of nonoccupants killed decreased by 11 percent. In 2012, there were 104,000 people injured in crashes involving large trucks—an increase of 18 percent from 88,000 in 2011. Of these people injured in 2012, 73 percent were occupants of other vehicles, 3 percent were nonoccupants, and 24 percent were occupants of large trucks. The 2012 percentages show non-significant change when compared to 2011. There was a 1-percentage-point increase in occupants of other vehicles injured and a 2-percentage-point decrease in large-truck occupants injured. The percentage of nonoccupants injured increased by 1 percentage point. Additional statistics on the involvement of large trucks in crashes in 2012 are provided in this fact sheet.

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  • Accession Number: 01529365
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  • Report/Paper Numbers: DOT HS 811 868
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  • Created Date: Jun 16 2014 3:35PM