Notes: Not all graph scales are comparable. Air carrier fatalities resulting from the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks include only onboard fatalities. In 2011, FHWA revised vehicle miles traveled data beginning with 2007 using a new methodology. Highway fatality rates may differ from previously published rates.
Sources: Passenger car occupants, Light-truck occupants, Large-truck occupants, and Motorcycle riders—U.S. Department of Transportation, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, National Center for Statistics and Analysis. Large air carriers and General aviation—National Transportation Safety Board as reported in U.S. Department of Transportation, Research and Innovative Technology Administration, Bureau of Transportation Statistics, National Transportation Statistics, tables 2-9 and 2-14, available at http://www.rita.dot.gov/bts/sites/rita.dot.gov.bts/files/publications/national_transportation_statistics/index.html accessed November 2012.