Accidents by Vehicle Type

More from DDOT’s Traffic Safety Statistics Report 2006-2008. This time, accidents by vehicle type. These are general collision statistics, not specific to pedestrians or cyclists.

First: collisions, fatalities, and injuries by vehicle type:

Passenger vehicles blow the rest of the vehicle types away, most likely because they are the most common type of vehicle on the road.  However, it’s hard for the casual observer to imagine there are more trucks than buses or taxicabs on the road (but that might also depend on how MPD defines a truck. Do SUVs and pick ups count? The report does not specify.)

Three-year trend of injuries, collisions, and fatalities by vehicle type.  Again, trucks play a prominent role. Passenger vehicles were excluded.

It’s interesting to note in this report how cyclists are sometimes grouped with vehicles and sometimes grouped on their own, but immediately after pedestrians.

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