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6-1 Transportation Fatalities by Mode

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Mode 2001 2011
Air 1,166 485
U.S. air carrier 531 0
Commuter carrier 13 0
On-demand air taxi 60 41
General aviation 562 444
Highway 42,196 32,367
Passenger car occupants 20,320 11,981
Motorcyclists 3,197 4,612
Light truck occupants 11,723 9,272
Heavy truck occupants 708 635
Bus occupants 34 54
Pedestrians 4,901 4,432
Pedalcyclists 732 677
Other 581 704
Pipeline 7 14
Hazardous liquid 0 1
Gas 7 13
Raila 656 557
Transitb 80 106
Water 828 820
Commercial vessel 147 62
Recreational boating 681 758
Total 44,933 34,349
Other countsc    
Highway-rail grade crossings 421 250
Commuter rail 87 97
Heavy rail 59 81
Light rail 21 25
Transit bus 95 64

aExcludes fatalities involving motor vehicles at public highway-rail grade crossings, which are assumed to be counted under Highway categories. bIncludes automated guideway, heavy rail, and light rail fatalities. Other transit fatalities are assumed to be counted under Highway or Rail categories. cOther counts are included in modal categories above.

Source: U.S. Department of Transportation, Research and Innovative Technology Administration, Bureau of Transportation Statistics, National Transportation Statistics, table 2-1, available at www.bts.gov as of October 2013.