The 'State Level Commercial Motor Vehicle (CMV) Fatality Rate Per 100 Million Total Vehicle Miles Traveled'
report provides a commercial motor vehicle fatality rate
for each State over a period of several years. (Commercial Motor Vehicles represent
large trucks and buses.) The Fatality Rate
is equal to the "Number of fatalities involved in commercial motor vehicle
fatal crashes" divided by
the "State Total VMT" multiplied by 100. Fatality
Rate figures represent Fatalities per 100 Million Vehicle-Miles Traveled.
The data sources used for this report include FARS for fatalities and the
USDOT/Federal Highway Administration's Highway Statistics annual series (VM-2 report) for vehicle-miles traveled.
the number of fatalities involved in Large Truck and Bus fatal crashes.
a crash where one or more persons dies within 30 days of the crash. The fatality does not have to occur at the scene of the crash. It includes any person involved in the crash, including pedestrians and bicyclists, as well as occupants of the passenger cars, trucks, and buses.
Large Truck - all vehicles on a single frame including trucks, camping and recreational vehicles, motor homes, etc., having at least two axles and six tires.
Bus - all vehicles manufactured as traditional passenger-carrying buses with two axles, six tires and three or more axles. This category includes only traditional buses (including school buses) functioning as passenger-carrying vehicles.
Large Truck - single-unit large (i.e. GVWR>10,000 lbs) trucks, single trailer combination trucks, truck tractors and multiple trailer combination trucks.
Bus - large motor vehicles used to carry more than 10 passengers, including school buses, inter-city buses, and transit buses.