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Annual summaries concerning motor-vehicle related fatalities in the US#'




A data.frame object with one row per year from 1994 to 2016

  • year: The year covered by the summary

  • crashes the number of incidents in that year

  • drivers the number of drivers killed in those incidents

  • passengers the number of passengers killed in those incidents

  • unknown vehicle occupants killed whose status as driver or passenger is unknown

  • motorcyclists the number of motorcyclists killed in those incidents

  • pedestrians the number of pedestrians killed in those incidentss

  • pedalcyclists the number of non-motorized cyclist deaths

  • other_nonvehicle the number of other deaths in those incidents

  • vehicle_miles the number of miles driven by all vehicles, whether they were involved in an incident or not. (billions of miles)

  • population the population of the US (thousands of people)

  • registered_vehicles the number of motor vehicles registered in the US (thousands)

  • licenced_drivers the number of licenced drivers in the US (thousands)


From the Fatality Analysis Reporting System of the US Department of Transportation (DOT). The data have been put into a tidy form from the untidy version published by the DOT, removing columns calculated from other columns and so on.