In 2000 there were 3,936,229 miles of highway in the U.S. according to information compiled by the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT), Bureau of Transportation Statistics, National Transportation Statistics 2005.
• According to the DOT, the number of registered passenger cars in the U.S. more than doubled from 1960 to 2000 (133,621,420).
• The DOT has estimated that 195,382 lives were saved between 1975-2004 by the use of safety belts and
o 16,905 by air bags
o 23,649 by motorcycle helmets
o 7,472 by child restraints
• According to data compiled and analyzed by the DOT, 42,643 people died in traffic crashes in the United States in 2003.o 25,203 on rural roads
o 16,825 on urban roads
• Of these people killed, 19,460 were occupants of passenger cars, and 3,661 were motorcyclists, and the rest were occupants of trucks and buses, pedestrians and pedacyclists, and other categories.
o The highest number were in zones posted at more than 55 mph
o Single-vehicle crashes resulted in 18,175 fatalities
o Two-vehicle crashes resulted in 15,795 fatalities
o More-than-two-vehicle crashes resulted in 3,162 fatalities
• In 2003, 40 percent of fatalities in highway crashes were alcohol-related.
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