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Motor Vehicle Traffic Fatalities, 1900 - 2008
    National Summary 1/

April 2010
Table FI-200

YEAR PUBLIC ROAD MILES 2/ ANNUAL VEHICLE-MILES OF TRAVEL (VMT)
(MILLIONS)
HIGHWAY FATALITIES 3/ FATALITY RATES
PER 1,000
MILES OF ROAD
PER 100 MILLION
ANNUAL VMT
PER 100,000 REGISTERED
MOTOR VEHICLES
PER 100,000
LICENSED DRIVERS
RURAL URBAN TOTAL RURAL URBAN TOTAL
1900 - - 2,320,000 - - 100 36 0.02 36.00 450.00 -
1901 - - 2,325,000 - - 170 54 0.02 31.76 364.86 -
1902 - - 2,330,000 - - 310 79 0.03 25.48 343.48 -
1903 - - 2,340,000 - - 460 117 0.05 25.43 355.41 -
1904 - - 2,351,000 - - 750 172 0.07 22.93 311.09 -
1905 - - 2,360,000 - - 970 252 0.11 25.98 319.80 -
1906 - - 2,370,000 - - 1,240 338 0.14 27.26 312.67 -
1907 - - 2,382,000 - - 1,440 581 0.24 40.35 405.73 -
1908 - - 2,395,000 - - 1,850 751 0.31 40.59 378.53 -
1909 - - 2,410,000 - - 2,590 1,174 0.49 45.33 376.28 -
1910 - - 2,430,000 - - 3,580 1,599 0.66 44.66 341.30 -
1911 - - 2,470,000 - - 5,040 2,043 0.83 40.54 319.47 -
1912 - - 2,515,000 - - 7,390 2,968 1.18 40.16 314.41 -
1913 - - 2,590,000 - - 10,250 4,079 1.57 39.80 324.23 -
1914 - - 2,666,000 - - 14,060 4,468 1.68 31.78 253.43 -
1915 - - 2,745,000 - - 19,530 6,779 2.47 34.71 272.15 -
1916 - - 2,850,000 - - 25,860 7,766 2.72 30.03 214.65 -
1917 - - 2,925,000 - - 30,680 9,630 3.29 31.39 188.14 -
1918 - - 3,000,000 - - 36,980 10,390 3.46 28.10 168.66 -
1919 - - 3,050,000 - - 44,110 10,896 3.57 24.70 143.81 -
1920 - - 3,105,000 - - 47,600 12,155 3.91 25.54 131.56 -
1921 - - 3,160,000 - - 55,027 13,253 4.19 24.08 126.30 -
1922 - - 3,196,000 - - 67,697 14,859 4.65 21.95 121.06 -
1923 - - 3,233,000 - - 84,995 17,870 5.53 21.02 118.33 -
1924 - - 3,243,000 - - 104,838 18,400 5.67 17.55 104.47 -
1925 - - 3,246,000 - - 122,346 20,771 6.40 16.98 103.50 -
1926 - - 3,242,000 - - 140,735 22,194 6.85 15.77 99.97 -
1927 - - 3,257,000 - - 158,453 24,470 7.51 15.44 105.01 -
1928 - - 3,262,000 - - 172,856 26,557 8.14 15.36 107.57 -
1929 - - 3,272,000 90,311 107,409 197,720 29,592 9.04 14.97 110.81 -
1930 - - 3,259,000 95,118 111,202 206,320 31,204 9.57 15.12 116.65 -
1931 - - 3,291,000 100,571 115,580 216,151 31,963 9.71 14.79 122.49 -
1932 - - 3,296,000 94,151 106,366 200,517 27,979 8.49 13.95 114.71 -
1933 - - 3,286,000 95,064 105,578 200,642 29,746 9.05 14.83 123.12 -
1934 - - 3,309,000 103,050 112,513 215,563 34,240 10.35 15.88 135.54 -
1935 - - 3,310,000 110,241 118,327 228,568 34,494 10.42 15.09 129.94 -
1936 - - 3,267,000 122,678 129,450 252,128 36,126 11.06 14.33 126.73 -
1937 - - 3,245,000 132,038 138,072 270,110 37,819 11.65 14.00 125.82 -
1938 - - 3,257,000 134,913 136,264 271,177 31,083 9.54 11.46 104.26 -
1939 - - 3,274,000 143,149 142,253 285,402 30,895 9.44 10.83 99.63 -
1940 - - 3,287,000 152,195 149,993 302,188 32,914 10.01 10.89 101.42 -
1941 3,005,787 303,891 3,309,678 170,021 163,591 333,612 38,142 11.52 11.43 109.31 -
1942 3,003,852 304,645 3,308,497 129,989 138,235 268,224 27,007 8.16 10.07 81.83 -
1943 3,004,861 306,277 3,311,138 99,202 108,990 208,192 22,727 6.86 10.92 73.58 -
1944 3,005,076 306,101 3,311,177 101,963 110,750 212,713 23,165 7.00 10.89 76.00 -
1945 3,012,371 306,915 3,319,286 120,012 130,161 250,173 26,785 8.07 10.71 86.30 -
1946 3,009,145 307,393 3,316,538 170,831 170,049 340,880 31,874 9.61 9.35 92.73 -
1947 3,009,617 316,536 3,326,153 186,806 184,088 370,894 31,193 9.38 8.41 82.43 -
1948 3,006,904 315,756 3,322,660 198,875 199,082 397,957 30,775 9.26 7.73 74.90 -
1949 3,002,509 319,233 3,321,742 219,097 205,364 424,461 30,246 9.11 7.13 67.68 50.99
1950 2,990,036 322,939 3,312,975 239,998 218,248 458,246 33,186 10.02 7.24 67.50 53.36
1951 2,987,430 339,080 3,326,510 268,422 222,671 491,093 35,309 10.61 7.19 68.02 54.79
1952 2,993,600 349,570 3,343,170 289,463 224,118 513,581 36,088 10.79 7.03 67.76 54.00
1953 3,012,520 353,670 3,366,190 308,375 236,058 544,433 36,190 10.75 6.65 64.38 51.80
1954 3,029,811 364,750 3,394,561 317,844 244,119 561,963 33,890 9.98 6.03 57.93 47.14
1955 3,045,265 372,949 3,418,214 337,385 268,261 605,646 36,688 10.73 6.06 58.52 49.12
1956 3,051,382 378,419 3,429,801 352,379 275,464 627,843 37,965 11.07 6.05 58.27 48.89
1957 3,063,923 389,195 3,453,118 372,828 272,176 645,004 36,932 10.70 5.73 55.02 46.38
1958 3,074,193 404,594 3,478,787 378,992 285,661 664,653 35,331 10.16 5.32 51.73 43.33
1959 3,094,462 416,198 3,510,660 394,841 305,639 700,480 36,223 10.32 5.17 50.76 42.87
1960 3,116,125 429,568 3,545,693 400,463 318,299 718,762 36,399 10.27 5.06 49.28 41.72
1961 3,127,225 445,821 3,573,046 406,338 331,083 737,421 36,285 10.16 4.92 47.77 40.89
1962 3,144,337 455,244 3,599,581 419,479 347,255 766,734 38,980 10.83 5.08 49.25 43.03
1963 3,145,505 474,952 3,620,457 430,262 374,987 805,249 41,723 11.52 5.18 50.45 44.59
1964 3,152,577 491,492 3,644,069 443,381 402,917 846,298 45,645 12.53 5.39 52.88 47.81
1965 3,183,220 506,446 3,689,666 455,905 431,907 887,812 47,089 12.76 5.30 52.11 47.81
1966 3,187,715 510,235 3,697,950 476,139 449,760 925,899 50,894 13.76 5.50 54.17 50.39
1967 3,183,711 521,203 3,704,914 481,361 482,644 964,005 51,559 13.92 5.35 53.21 49.97
1968 3,152,047 532,038 3,684,085 506,018 509,851 1,015,869 53,763 14.59 5.29 53.28 51.00
1969 3,161,726 548,573 3,710,299 524,367 537,424 1,061,791 55,043 14.84 5.18 52.37 50.82
1970 3,169,412 560,670 3,730,082 539,472 570,252 1,109,724 53,816 14.43 4.85 49.64 48.25
1971 3,165,895 593,047 3,758,942 572,766 606,045 1,178,811 53,907 14.34 4.57 47.71 47.11
1972 3,173,287 613,426 3,786,713 589,782 670,004 1,259,786 55,600 14.68 4.41 46.80 46.95
1973 3,175,754 631,129 3,806,883 605,801 707,309 1,313,110 55,096 14.47 4.20 43.85 45.33
1974 3,178,152 637,655 3,815,807 585,350 695,194 1,280,544 46,049 12.07 3.60 35.44 36.71
1975 3,198,596 639,550 3,838,146 601,656 726,008 1,327,664 45,500 11.85 3.43 34.22 35.06
1976 3,209,035 648,321 3,857,356 627,095 775,285 1,402,380 45,523 11.80 3.25 32.86 33.96
1977 3,179,839 687,328 3,867,167 654,094 812,933 1,467,027 47,878 12.38 3.26 33.69 34.66
1978 3,190,408 694,353 3,884,761 686,255 858,449 1,544,704 50,331 12.96 3.26 33.91 35.74
1979 3,223,505 693,991 3,917,496 670,079 859,054 1,529,133 51,093 13.04 3.34 33.64 35.66
1980 3,230,936 628,901 3,859,837 672,030 855,265 1,527,295 51,091 13.24 3.35 32.79 35.16
1981 3,220,731 631,742 3,852,473 688,308 867,000 1,555,308 49,301 12.80 3.17 31.15 33.52
1982 3,224,850 641,044 3,865,894 689,226 905,784 1,595,010 43,945 11.37 2.76 27.53 29.25
1983 3,216,239 663,378 3,879,617 700,517 952,271 1,652,788 42,589 10.98 2.58 26.01 27.59
1984 3,215,537 675,927 3,891,464 718,132 1,002,137 1,720,269 44,257 11.37 2.57 26.62 28.48
1985 3,172,967 690,945 3,863,912 730,728 1,044,098 1,774,826 43,825 11.34 2.47 25.53 27.94
1986 3,176,514 701,427 3,877,941 747,780 1,087,092 1,834,872 46,087 11.88 2.51 26.16 28.90
1987 3,163,827 710,165 3,873,992 780,450 1,140,754 1,921,204 46,390 11.97 2.41 25.91 28.67
1988 3,130,639 740,105 3,870,744 817,534 1,208,428 2,025,962 47,087 12.16 2.32 25.54 28.91
1989 3,123,066 753,799 3,876,865 847,225 1,249,262 2,096,487 45,582 11.76 2.17 24.34 27.53
1990 3,122,282 744,644 3,866,926 868,878 1,275,484 2,144,362 44,599 11.53 2.08 23.64 26.70
1991 3,134,058 749,862 3,883,920 883,553 1,288,497 2,172,050 41,508 10.69 1.91 22.04 24.56
1992 3,116,015 785,066 3,901,081 884,097 1,363,054 2,247,151 39,230 10.06 1.75 20.61 22.66
1993 3,099,334 805,877 3,905,211 886,706 1,409,672 2,296,378 40,134 10.28 1.75 20.68 23.61
1994 3,092,810 813,785 3,906,595 908,341 1,449,247 2,357,588 40,718 10.42 1.73 20.88 23.21
1995 3,092,632 819,712 3,912,344 933,289 1,489,534 2,422,823 41,770 10.68 1.72 20.73 23.65
1996 3,092,888 826,840 3,919,729 960,194 1,523,886 2,484,080 42,065 10.73 1.69 19.99 23.43
1997 3,109,138 836,740 3,945,877 999,277 1,552,956 2,552,233 42,013 10.65 1.65 19.86 22.99
1998 3,064,645 841,647 3,906,292 1,032,528 1,595,620 2,628,148 41,501 10.62 1.58 19.26 22.44
1999 3,071,158 846,087 3,917,245 1,062,623 1,627,618 2,690,241 41,717 10.65 1.55 18.92 22.29
2000 3,083,985 852,245 3,936,230 1,083,152 1,663,773 2,746,925 41,945 10.66 1.53 18.57 22.00
2001 3,071,332 877,005 3,948,337 1,109,363 1,686,247 2,795,610 42,196 10.69 1.51 17.93 22.06
2002 3,071,764 894,725 3,966,490 1,127,394 1,728,114 2,855,508 43,005 10.84 1.51 18.33 22.13
2003 3,033,197 941,830 3,975,027 1,084,443 1,805,778 2,890,221 42,884 10.79 1.48 18.11 21.86
2004 2,998,708 983,544 3,982,253 1,068,426 1,896,362 2,964,788 42,836 10.76 1.44 17.63 21.54
2005 2,979,464 1,016,323 3,995,787 1,032,426 1,957,004 2,989,430 43,510 10.89 1.46 17.59 21.70
2006 2,987,385 1,029,290 4,016,675 1,037,146 1,977,225 3,014,371 42,708 10.63 1.42 17.03 21.06
2007 2,987,761 1,044,367 4,032,128 1,035,303 1,994,519 3,029,822 41,059 10.18 1.36 16.14 19.96
2008 2,977,222 1,065,556 4,042,778 990,418 1,983,091 2,973,509 37,261 9.22 1.25 15.02 17.91
2009 2,969,346 1,081,371 4,050,717 982,180 1,974,583 2,956,764 33,883 8.36 1.15 13.66 16.17
2010 2,977,376 1,089,701 4,067,077 984,065 1,983,200 2,967,266 32,999 8.11 1.11 13.31 15.71
2011 2,982,383 1,095,373 4,077,756 974,038 1,972,094 2,946,131 32,367 7.94 1.10 13.05 15.27

1/ Includes the States and the District of Columbia.

2/ Prior to 1980, some miles of non-public roadways are included.

3/ Beginning in 1976, includes only persons injured in a highway vehicular crash that died within 30 days.