Download PDF of fatality rates for 847 vehicles, model-years 1994-2011.
In the eighteen year period, 1995–2012, there were 719,801 people killed in U.S. automobile accidents. Compiling a listing that ranks vehicles by driver death rate can help identify the safest vehicles.
While driver death rates may be a strong indicator of vehicle crashworthiness and/or vehicle incompatibility there are many other factors which contribute to death rates, especially driver behavior—such as driving sports cars faster than minivans. Therefore, for some vehicles, a high driver death rate may be more indicative of who was driving than the vehicle itself. However, a low driver death rate is most probably the result of both a safe vehicle and a safe driver. .
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