This is one of a series of occasional brief reports on highway traffic fatality trends in the United States. The data are from the Fatal Accident Reporting System (FARS). This issue builds upon analyses in previous issues to illustrate the relationships between land use (urban or rural), accident type (single- or multi-vehicle), and vehicle type for accidents in which motor vehicle occupants were killed between January, 1975 and July, 1984. Briefly, it was found that passenger cars dominate all four accident categories (urban single-vehicle, urban multi-vehicle, rural single-vehicle, and rural multi-vehicle), accounting for about 69% of all occupant fatalities, followed by light trucks and vans (15%) and motorcycles (11%). Rural accidents represented nearly two-thirds of all occupant fatalities. Single-vehicle and multi-vehicle accidents each accounted for approximately half of all occupant fatalities.

  • Corporate Authors:

    National Center for Statistics and Analysis

    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Publication Date: 1985-9

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; Tables;
  • Pagination: 11 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00495540
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
  • Report/Paper Numbers: HS-039 403
  • Files: HSL, TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Jul 31 1990 12:00AM