Traffic Safety Facts 2014 Data: Large Trucks

In 2014 there were 3,903 people killed in crashes involving large trucks, a 2-percent-decrease from 2013. An estimated 111,000 people were injured in crashes involving large trucks in 2014—an increase of 17 percent from an estimated 95,000 in 2013. Fatalities in crashes involving large trucks declined by 2 percent from 3,981 in 2013 to 3,903 in 2014. Over a 10-year period there was a 26-percent decrease in the total number of people killed in large-truck crashes, from 5,240 fatalities in 2005 to 3,903 fatalities in 2014. Of the fatalities in 2014: 73 percent were occupants of other vehicles, 17 percent were occupants of large trucks, and 10 percent were nonoccupants (pedestrians, pedalcyclist, etc.). 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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  • Media Type: Digital/other
  • Features: Figures; Tables;
  • Pagination: 9p

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01603520
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: DOT HS 812 279
  • Files: HSL, TRIS, ATRI, USDOT
  • Created Date: Jun 7 2016 10:31AM