Table 2-5. Highway-Rail Grade-Crossing Safety and Property Damage Data

Table 2-5. Highway-Rail Grade-Crossing Safety and Property Damage Data

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  1970 1975 1980 1985 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999
Fatalities a1,440 917 833 582 698 608 579 626 615 579 488 461 431 402
Injured persons 3,272 3,860 3,550 2,687 2,407 2,094 1,975 1,837 1,961 1,894 1,610 1,540 1,303 1,396
Accidents a3,559 12,076 10,612 6,919 5,713 5,386 4,910 4,892 4,979 4,633 4,257 3,865 R3,508 3,489
Property damage ($ millions)                           
Railroad vehicles and property N N 6.5 8.7 13.1 13.3 8.1 10.3 11.8 10.1 8.8 15.0 14.4 23.0

a 1970 data are not comparable to later years due to change in reporting system.

KEY: N = data do not exist; R = revised.

SOURCES:
Fatalities, injuries, accidents:
1970-91: U.S. Department of Transportation, Federal Railroad Administration, Office of Policy and Program Development, Rail-Highway Crossing Accident/Incident and Inventory Bulletin (Washington, DC: Annual issues), tables S and 11.
1992-96: Ibid., Highway-Rail Crossing Accident/Incident and Inventory Bulletin (Washington, DC: Annual issues), tables S, 1, and 11.
1997: Ibid., Railroad Safety Statistics Annual Report 1997 (Washington, DC: September 1998).
1998: Ibid., Internet site http://safetydata.fra.dot.gov/OfficeofSafety, as of May 4, 1999, and May 17,2000
Property damage:
1970-96: U.S. Department of Transportation, Federal Railroad Administration, Office of Policy and Program Development, Accident/Incident Bulletin (Washington, DC: Annual issues), table 5.
1996-98: Ibid. Internet site http://safetydata.fra.dot.gov, as of Aug. 17, 1999.
1999: Ibid. Internet site http://safetydata.fra.dot.gov/objects/bull99.pdf, as of Nov. 28, 2000.