Table 2-24: Bus Occupant Safety Dataa

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  1975 1980 1985 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 (R) 2005 (R) 2006 (R) 2007 (R) 2008 2009 (P) 2010
Fatalities 53 46 57 32 31 28 18 18 33 21 18 38 59 22 34 45 41 42 58 27 36 67 26 44
Injured persons N N N 32,691 20,959 20,144 17,056 15,767 19,214 20,291 16,887 15,559 21,958 17,769 15,427 18,819 18,174 16,410 11,133 9,839 12,141 15,149 12,059 17,067
Vehicles involved in crashes N N N (R) 61,243 (R) 56,689 (R) 49,856 (R) 51,894 (R) 56,260 (R) 59,135 (R) 57,764 (R) 53,514 (R) 53,493 (R) 63,007 (R) 56,127 (R) 54,310 (R) 57,979 (R) 58,031 (R) 52,366 (R) 51,382 (R) 51,615 56,753 (P) 59,939 57,576 (P) 54,240
Vehicle-miles (millions) 6,055 6,059 4,478 5,726 5,750 5,778 6,125 6,409 6,420 6,563 6,842 7,007 7,662 7,590 7,070 6,845 6,782 6,801 6,980 6,783 14,516 14,823 14,387 13,789
Rates per 100 million vehicle-miles                                                
Fatalities 0.88 0.76 1.27 0.56 0.54 0.48 0.29 0.28 0.51 0.32 0.26 0.54 0.77 0.29 0.48 0.66 0.60 0.62 0.83 0.40 0.25 0.45 0.18 0.32
Injured persons N N N 571 365 349 278 246 299 309 247 222 287 234 218 275 268 241 159 145 84 102 84 124
Vehicles involved in crashes N N N 1,070 (R) 986 (R) 863 (R) 847 878 (R) 921 (R) 880 (R) 782 (R) 763 (R) 822 (R) 739 (R) 768 (R) 847 (R) 856 (R) 770 736 761 391 404 400 393

KEY: N = data do not exist; P = preliminary; R = revised.

a Bus includes school, transit, and intercity buses.

NOTES

The injury and crash data in this table are from the U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT), National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's (NHTSA) General Estimates System (GES). The data from GES, which began operation in 1988, are obtained from a nationally representative probability sample selected from all police-reported crashes. The GES sample includes only crashes where a police accident report was completed and the crash resulted in property damage, injury, or death. The resulting figures do not take into account crashes that were not reported to the police or that did not result in property damage.

Rates per 100 million vehicle-miles figures may differ from those in the source data due to rounding by the source.

SOURCES

Fatalities, and injuries:

1975-2008: U.S. Department of Transportation, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, National Center for Statistics and Analysis, Traffic Safety Facts 2008 (Final Edition) (Washington, DC: Annual Issues), table 4, available at http://www-nrd.nhtsa.dot.gov/Cats/listpublications.aspx?Id=E&ShowBy=DocType as of April 2010.

2009-10: U.S. Department of Transportation, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, National Center for Statistics and Analysis, personal communications, Jun. 7, 2012

Vehicle-miles:

1975-94: U.S. Department of Transportation, Federal Highway Administration, Highway Statistics Summary to 1995 (Washington, DC: July 1997), table VM-201A, available at http://www.fhwa.dot.gov/policy/ohpi/hss/index.cfm as of March 2009.

1995-2008: Ibid., Highway Statistics (Washington, DC: Annual Issues), table VM-1, available at http://www.fhwa.dot.gov/policy/ohpi/hss/index.cfm as of April 2010.

2009-10: U.S. Department of Transportation, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, National Center for Statistics and Analysis, personal communications, Jun. 7, 2012

Vehicles involved in crashes:

U.S. Department of Transportation, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, National Center for Statistics and Analysis, Fatality Analysis Reporting System (FARS) Database, National Automotive Sampling System General Estimates System (NASS GES) Database, personal communications, May 25, 2006, and July 23, 2010., and Jun. 7, 2012.