TRUCK ACCIDENT FACTS, 1972-1974

Wyoming's growing reliance on over-the-road haulers (truck and truck-tractor and semi-trailer) is indicated by the 9 percent increase in truck registration in 1974 over 1973. This growing reliance on trucks is not only felt here in Wyoming but the nation as well. As more trucks are introduced into the highway transportation system, the greater the chances are for them to become involved in an accident. This point is evidence by statistical data contained in this report. The commercial daily vehicle miles for 1974 was 1,300,952 as compared to 6,498,434 for all vehicles. These figures show that truck volumes in Wyoming account for 20 percent of all vehicle miles of travel. The commercial vehicles on State highways in 1974 increased approximately 11 percent above the 1973 totals, while the total vehicles on State highways decreased 8 percent. There were 14,814 accidents (all vehicles) reported in 1974. The number of accidents involving trucks maintained approximately the same level in 1974 (9.4%) ad in 1973 (9.9%). An increase was noted in the number of fatal accidents involving trucks and the number of truckers killed. It was also noted that the total number of people injured in the truck involved accidents decreased slightly while the number of truckers injured increased.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Original Title is "Wyoming Truck Accident Facts, 1972-1974
  • Corporate Authors:

    Wyoming State Highway Department

    Safety Analysis Section
    Cheyenne, WY  United States  82001
  • Authors:
    • Pruter, D G
    • Meese, W L
  • Publication Date: 1975

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; Photos; Tables;
  • Pagination: 38 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00132003
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Highway Safety Research Institute
  • Files: TRIS, STATEDOT
  • Created Date: Jun 5 1976 12:00AM