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FATALITY ANALYSIS REPORTING SYSTEM (FARS) ENCYCLOPEDIA
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2016 data based on FARS data publication, 1st release
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Vehicles Involved in Fatal Crashes by Vehicle Type - State : USA, Year : 2016

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Vehicle TypeTotal Percent
Passenger Cars20,83939.9
Light Trucks20,06938.4
Large Trucks4,2138.1
Motorcycles5,42110.4
Buses2270.4
Other/Unknown1,4622.8
Total25,97149.7

Vehicles Involved in Fatal Crashes by Body Type - State : USA, Year : 2016

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Body TypeNumber Percent
Passenger Cars20,83939.9
Convertible3410.7
2-Door Sedan, Hardtop, Coupe2,2424.3
3-Door/2-door Hatchback6011.2
4-Door Sedan, Hardtop14,89528.5
5-Door/4-Door Hatchback8171.6
Station Wagon1,7433.3
Hatchback, Doors Unknown30.0
Other Auto170.0
Unknown Auto1460.3
Auto-Based Pickup170.0
3-door coupe170.0
Light Trucks20,06938.4
Compact Utility6,13511.7
Large Utility2,0854.0
Utility Station Wagon2700.5
Utility, Unknown Body Type30.0
Minivan1,6663.2
Large Van6431.2
Step Van220.0
Other Van Type 180.0
Unknown Van Type310.1
Compact Pickup1,7033.3
Standard Pickup7,20413.8
Pickup with Camper270.1
Unknown Pickup Style Truck310.1
Cab Chassis Based Light Truck1700.3
Unknown light truck type190.0
Unknown light vehicle type420.1
Large Trucks4,2138.1
Step Van50.0
Single Unit Truck (10,000 lbs < GVWR < or= 19,500 lbs)2120.4
Single Unit Truck (19,500 lbs < GVWR < or= 26,000 lbs.)1690.3
Single Unit Truck (GVWR > 26,000 lbs.)5231.0
Single Unit Truck (GVWR unknown)2500.5
Truck Tractor2,8175.4
Medium/heavy Pickup (>10,000 lbs. GVWR)1750.3
Unknown Medium Truck (10,000 < GVWR < 26,000)120.0
Unknown Heavy Truck (GVWR > 26,000)70.0
Unknown Large Truck Type400.1
Unknown Truck30.0
Motorcycles5,42110.4
Motorcycle5,0499.7
Moped1360.3
Three Wheel Motorcycle or Moped450.1
Off-Road Motorcycle (2-wheel)560.1
Other Motorcycle/Minibike1140.2
Unknown Motorcycle210.0
Buses2270.4
School Bus870.2
Cross Country/Intercity Bus160.0
Transit Bus940.2
Van-Based Bus GVWR > 10,000 lbs.60.0
Other Bus180.0
Unknown Bus 60.0
Other Vehicles6211.2
Large Limousine-more than four side doors or stretched chassis20.0
Medium/heavy truck based motorhome240.0
Camper or motorhome, unknown truck type170.0
ATV/ATC [All-Terrain Cycle]3500.7
Snowmobile160.0
Farm equipment other than trucks920.2
Construction equipment other than trucks (includes graders)160.0
Low Speed Vehicle (LSV) / Neighborhood Electric Vehicle (NEV)10.0
Golf Cart310.1
Other vehicle type (includes go-cart, fork-lift, city street sweeper,dune/swamp buggy, golf cart)720.1
Unknown Body Type8411.6
Not Reported40.0
Unknown body type8371.6
Total52,231100.0

Vehicles Involved in Fatal Crashes by Vehicle Type and Rollover Occurrence - State : USA, Year : 2016

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Vehicle Type Rollover Occurence Total
Yes No
Number Percent Number Percent Number Percent
Passenger Cars 2,823 13.5 18,016 86.5 20,839 100.0
Light Truck - Pickup 2,083 23.2 6,882 76.8 8,965 100.0
Light Truck - Utility 2,171 25.6 6,322 74.4 8,493 100.0
Light Truck - Van 347 14.6 2,033 85.4 2,380 100.0
Light Truck - Other 60 26.0 171 74.0 231 100.0
Large Trucks 587 13.9 3,626 86.1 4,213 100.0
Buses 6 2.6 221 97.4 227 100.0
Other/Unknown 299 20.5 1,163 79.5 1,462 100.0
Total 8,376 17.9 38,434 82.1 46,810 100.0
* Total number excludes motorcycles

Vehicles Involved in Fatal Crashes by Vehicle Type and Fire Occurrence - State : USA, Year : 2016

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Vehicle Type Fire Occurence Total
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Number Percent Number Percent Number Percent
Passenger Cars 703 3.4 20,136 96.6 20,839 100.0
Light Trucks 605 3.0 19,464 97.0 20,069 100.0
Large Trucks 253 6.0 3,960 94.0 4,213 100.0
Motorcycles 98 1.8 5,323 98.2 5,421 100.0
Buses 4 1.8 223 98.2 227 100.0
Other/Unknown 20 1.4 1,442 98.6 1,462 100.0
Total 1,683 3.2 50,548 96.8 52,231 100.0

Vehicles Involved in Single- and Two-Vehicle Fatal Crashes by Vehicle Maneuver - State : USA, Year : 2016

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Vehicle Maneuver Total Percent
Going Straight 27,913 63.8
Turning Left 3,151 7.2
Stopped in Traffic Lane 576 1.3
Turning Right 374 0.9
Slowing or Stopping in Traffic Lane 395 0.9
Merging/Changing Lanes 754 1.7
Negotiating a Curve 8,305 19.0
Backing Up 141 0.3
Passing Other Vehicle 798 1.8
Starting in Traffic Lane 247 0.6
Leaving a Parked Space 24 0.1
Making a U-turn 184 0.4
Entering a Parked Space 9 0.0
Disabled in Traffic Lane 28 0.1
Other Maneuver 445 1.0
Unknown 438 1.0
Total 43,782 100.0