This document presents aggregate statistics on trucks and buses involved in traffic accidents in 1993. These statistics are derived from four sources: accident statistics reported through the SAFETYNET data system operated by the Federal Highway Administration's Office of Motor Carriers; the General Estimates System file maintained by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA); the Fatal Accident Reporting System, also maintained by NHTSA; and the Trucks Involved Fatal Accidents file compiled by the University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute. All accidents reported on herein meet the SAFETYNET severity threshold of either a fatality, an injury transported from the scene for medical attention, or at least one vehicle towed from the scene as a result of disabling damage sustained in the accident. An estimated 142,000 trucks and 17,000 buses were involved in traffic accidents in 1993. There were 4,981 fatalities and 104,000 nonfatal injuries in accidents involving trucks. 308 persons were killed in bus accidents and 25,000 were injured. 539 truck drivers received fatal injuries as a result of traffic accidents.

  • Corporate Authors:

    University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute

    Center for National Truck Statistics, 2901 Baxter Road
    Ann Arbor, MI  United States  48109-2150

    Michigan Office of Highway Safety Planning

    300 S Washington Square, Suite 300
    Lansing, MI  United States  48913

    Federal Highway Administration

    Office of Motor Carriers, 1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Publication Date: 1995-11


  • English

Media Info

  • Features: Appendices; Figures; Tables;
  • Pagination: 106 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00720227
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: UMTRI-95-43,, HS-041 983
  • Contract Numbers: PA-94-09
  • Files: HSL, TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Apr 18 1996 12:00AM