Indiana Collisions Involving Light Trucks on the Decline

June 14, 2009

In Indiana, collisions involving light trucks are on the decline. The number of collisions involving light trucks decreased 2.4 percent from 2007 to 2008 and 1.7 percent on average each year since 2004. In the United States in 2007, light trucks represented 40 percent of registered vehicles, vehicles involved in collisions, and vehicles involved in fatal collisions. Approximately one in every 24 registered light trucks in the United States was involved in a collision in 2007, while one in every 4,655 was involved in a fatal collision. In Indiana in 2008, 35 percent (124,038) of all vehicles involved in collisions and 31 percent (353) of vehicles involved in fatal collisions were light trucks. This report, published by the Center for Criminal Justice Research, provides an overview of collisions involving light trucks in Indiana in 2008, including rates of light truck involvement, fatal and non-fatal injuries sustained in collisions involving light trucks, restraint use rates and alcohol use among light truck occupants, and county comparisons of rates of light truck involvement in collisions.