This report describes the calculation of accident rates for different vehicle types, using vehicle-miles travelled as the measure of exposure. Rates are reported for passenger cars, single-unit trucks, combination trucks, buses, and motorcycles on various highway types. Highway types are broken down by functional classificaion, administrative classification, number of lanes, and rural or urban location. Generally motorcycles had the highest rates and passenger cars had the lowest, although this varied by highway type.
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Crabtree, Joseph D. and Agent, Kenneth R., "Accident Rates by Vehicle Type" (1982). Kentucky Transportation Center Research Report. 711.