MOTOR VEHICLE TRAFFIC CRASH FATALITIES AND INJURIES BASED ON THE FATALITY ANALYSIS REPORTING SYSTEM (FARS) AND THE NATIONAL AUTOMOTIVE SAMPLING SYSTEM (NASS) GENERAL ESTIMATES SYSTEM (GES). 2004 PROJECTIONS

The 2004 projections of motor vehicle traffic crash fatalities and injuries contained in this report are based on statistical procedures which use "partial" year Fatality Analysis Reporting System (FARS) and National Automotive Sampling System (NASS) General Estimates System (GES) files. The numbers are subject to change when the data from the full year 2004 Annual Assessment are released. The 2004 projections are compared to fatalities and injuries from the 2003 Annual Report. Major findings are as follows: the number of persons killed in motor vehicle traffic crashes is projected to increase slightly; the number of persons injured in motor vehicle traffic crashes is projected to decline by 5%; the fatality and injury rates per 100 million vehicles miles traveled are projected to decline slightly; fatalities in alcohol-related crashes are projected to decline for the second year in a row; motorcyclist fatalities are projected to increase for the seventh year in a row; passenger vehicle occupant fatalities are projected to decline slightly; the percentage of unrestrained fatally injured passenger vehicle occupants is projected to remain unchanged from 2003; fatalities among children under age 8 are projected to increase slightly; and non-occupant fatalities are projected to decline.

  • Corporate Authors:

    National Center for Statistics and Analysis

    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Publication Date: 2005-4

Language

  • English

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; Tables;
  • Pagination: 43 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00989326
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: HS-809 862
  • Files: HSL, TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Apr 29 2005 12:00AM