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FATALITY ANALYSIS REPORTING SYSTEM (FARS) ENCYCLOPEDIA
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2017 data based on FARS data publication, 1st release
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Vehicles Involved in Fatal Crashes by Vehicle Type - State : USA, Year : 2017

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Vehicle TypeTotal Percent
Passenger Cars21,03139.9
Light Trucks19,98638.0
Large Trucks4,6578.8
Motorcycles5,32610.1
Buses2320.4
Other/Unknown1,4132.7
Total52,645100.0

Vehicles Involved in Fatal Crashes by Body Type - State : USA, Year : 2017

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Body TypeNumber Percent
Passenger Cars21,03139.9
Convertible4050.8
2-Door Sedan, Hardtop, Coupe2,0563.9
3-Door/2-door Hatchback5941.1
4-Door Sedan, Hardtop14,96328.4
5-Door/4-Door Hatchback9141.7
Station Wagon1,9043.6
Hatchback, Doors Unknown10.0
Other Auto280.1
Unknown Auto1400.3
Auto-Based Pickup150.0
3-door coupe110.0
Light Trucks19,98638.0
Compact Utility6,55512.5
Large Utility2,0603.9
Utility Station Wagon2720.5
Utility, Unknown Body Type60.0
Minivan1,6043.0
Large Van5691.1
Step Van70.0
Other Van Type 40.0
Unknown Van Type130.0
Pickup with Camper340.1
Light Pickup8,68616.5
Unknown Pickup Style Truck480.1
Cab Chassis Based Light Truck910.2
Other light conventional truck type 10.0
Unknown light truck type70.0
Unknown light vehicle type230.0
Unknown Truck60.0
Large Trucks4,6578.8
Step van (>10,000 lbs. GVWR)250.0
Single Unit Truck (10,000 lbs < GVWR < or= 19,500 lbs)3050.6
Single Unit Truck (19,500 lbs < GVWR < or= 26,000 lbs.)2450.5
Single Unit Truck (GVWR > 26,000 lbs.)6611.3
Single Unit Truck (GVWR unknown)740.1
Truck-tractor (Cab only, or with any number of trailing unit; any weight)2,9595.6
Medium/heavy Pickup (>10,000 lbs. GVWR)3340.6
Unknown if single unit or combination unit Medium Truck (10,000 lbs. < GVWR < 26,000 lbs.)70.0
Unknown if single unit or combination unit Heavy Truck (GVWR > 26,000 lbs.)100.0
Unknown medium/heavy truck type350.1
Unknown truck type (light/medium/heavy)20.0
Motorcycles5,32610.1
Two Wheel Motorcycle (excluding motor scooters)4,8689.2
Moped or motorized bicycle1210.2
Three-wheel Motorcycle (2 Rear Wheels)400.1
Off-road Motorcycle1010.2
Motor Scooter1580.3
Unenclosed Three Wheel Motorcycle / Unenclosed Autocycle (1 Rear Wheel)80.0
Unknown Three Wheel Motorcycle Type10.0
Other Motorcycle/Minibike170.0
Unknown Motorcycle120.0
Buses2320.4
School Bus730.1
Cross Country/Intercity Bus130.0
Transit Bus950.2
Van-Based Bus GVWR > 10,000 lbs.320.1
Other Bus150.0
Unknown Bus 40.0
Other Vehicles5711.1
Large Limousine-more than four side doors or stretched chassis50.0
Medium/heavy truck based motorhome410.1
Camper or motorhome, unknown truck type150.0
ATV/ATC [All-Terrain Cycle]3150.6
Snowmobile150.0
Farm equipment other than trucks730.1
Construction equipment other than trucks (includes graders)110.0
Golf Cart170.0
Recreational Off-Highway Vehicle530.1
Other vehicle type (includes go-cart, fork-lift, city street sweeper dunes/swamp buggy)260.0
Unknown Body Type8421.6
Not Reported160.0
Unknown body type8261.6
Total52,645100.0

Vehicles Involved in Fatal Crashes by Vehicle Type and Rollover Occurrence - State : USA, Year : 2017

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Vehicle Type Rollover Occurence Total
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Number Percent Number Percent Number Percent
Passenger Cars 2,753 13.1 18,278 86.9 21,031 100.0
Light Truck - Pickup 1,980 22.6 6,788 77.4 8,768 100.0
Light Truck - Utility 2,138 24.0 6,755 76.0 8,893 100.0
Light Truck - Van 320 14.6 1,877 85.4 2,197 100.0
Light Truck - Other 28 21.9 100 78.1 128 100.0
Large Trucks 591 12.7 4,066 87.3 4,657 100.0
Buses 14 6.0 218 94.0 232 100.0
Other/Unknown 252 17.8 1,161 82.2 1,413 100.0
Total 8,076 17.1 39,243 82.9 47,319 100.0
* Total number excludes motorcycles

Vehicles Involved in Fatal Crashes by Vehicle Type and Fire Occurrence - State : USA, Year : 2017

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Vehicle Type Fire Occurence Total
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Number Percent Number Percent Number Percent
Passenger Cars 752 3.6 20,279 96.4 21,031 100.0
Light Trucks 621 3.1 19,365 96.9 19,986 100.0
Large Trucks 274 5.9 4,383 94.1 4,657 100.0
Motorcycles 93 1.7 5,233 98.3 5,326 100.0
Buses 3 1.3 229 98.7 232 100.0
Other/Unknown 15 1.1 1,398 98.9 1,413 100.0
Total 1,758 3.3 50,887 96.7 52,645 100.0

Vehicles Involved in Single- and Two-Vehicle Fatal Crashes by Vehicle Maneuver - State : USA, Year : 2017

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Vehicle Maneuver Total Percent
Going Straight 28,039 64.2
Turning Left 3,184 7.3
Stopped in Traffic Lane 602 1.4
Turning Right 380 0.9
Slowing or Stopping in Traffic Lane 387 0.9
Merging/Changing Lanes 735 1.7
Negotiating a Curve 8,060 18.5
Backing Up 134 0.3
Passing Other Vehicle 795 1.8
Starting in Traffic Lane 232 0.5
Leaving a Parked Space 27 0.1
Making a U-turn 187 0.4
Entering a Parked Space 7 0.0
Disabled in Traffic Lane 55 0.1
Other Maneuver 371 0.9
Unknown 447 1.0
Total 43,642 100.0