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Fatal Accidents With Trucks & Motorcoaches

In 1997, there were 37,280 fatal accidents on the Nation's highways, down from a high of 42,130 in 1988

In that same year, there were more than 2 million injury-only accidents, and more than 4.5 million property damage-only accidents

In 1997, there were 4,572 fatal accidents involving large trucks

The number of fatal accidents involving large trucks has remained below 5,000 per year since 1982

Between 1982 and 1997, the fatal accident rate for large trucks has fallen by nearly 41 percent

In that same period, the overall fatal accident rate has fallen by the same percentage

In 1997, 41,967 people lost their lives on the Nation's roadways

5,355 of the 41,967 highway fatalities in 1997 occurred in accidents involving large trucks

In accidents involving large trucks, the occupants of the other vehicles involved have consistently suffered more fatal injuries

The majority of the fatal accidents involving large trucks occur on roads other than interstates

The same was true for all fatal highway accidents in 1997; only 4,516 of the 37,820 fatal accidents involving all highway vehicle types occurred on interstates

Combination unit trucks Single unit trucks

In 1996, there were about 5.3 million single-unit trucks, and about 1.7 million combination unit trucks registered

Combination unit trucks are involved in more fatal accidents than single unit trucks

In 1997, 3,505 combination unit trucks were involved in fatal accidents, and 1,314 single unit trucks

Motorcoaches

Motorcoaches account for a small proportion of all vehicles involved in fatal accidents, an average of .06%

In general, there are fewer than 40 motorcoaches involved in fatal accidents each year

In the last 16 years, 523 motorcoaches have been involved in fatal accidents

Most fatalities in accidents involving motorcoaches are to people other than those in the motorcoaches

Since 1982, 109 motorcoach occupants have been killed

This information came from an
NTSB online article.

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