The Need to Promote Occupant Restraint Use for Children, Youth, and 16- to 20-Year-Olds

Chart 2 Occupant Fatality and Injury Rates, 1993-2002
Per 100 Million VMT, In Passenger Vehicles
Year Fatality Rate Injury Rate
Per 100 Million Vehicle Miles Traveled
1993 1.310 124.17
1994 1.311 126.73
1995 1.320 131.37
1996 1.305 129.19
1997 1.267 120.48
1998 1.212 112.33
1999 1.194 110.25
2000 1.173 106.84
2001 1.152 100.05
2002 1.152 94.78

Rates shown in Chart 2 are calculated by dividing the number of killed or injured occupants by the number of passenger vehicle miles traveled in the United States.