Table 2-4: Distribution of Transportation Fatalities by Mode

Table 2-4: Distribution of Transportation Fatalities by Mode

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  2000 % 1999 %
TOTAL of all modese 44,190 100.0 R44,036 100.0
Passenger car occupants 20,492 46.4 R20,862 47.5
Light-truck occupants 11,418 25.8 R11,265 25.7
Pedestrians struck by motor vehicles 4,739 10.7 R4,939 11.2
Motorcyclists 2,862 6.5 R2,483 5.7
Large-truck occupants 741 1.7 R759 1.7
Other and unknown motor vehicle occupants 714 1.6 447 1.0
Recreational boating 701 1.6 734 1.7
Pedalcyclists struck by motor vehicles 690 1.6 R754 1.7
General aviation 594 1.3 R619 1.4
Railroad Trespassersa (excluding grade crossings) 463 1.0 R479 1.1
Other nonoccupants struck by motor vehiclesb 143 0.3 149 0.3
Air carriers 92 0.2 12 0.03
Waterborne transportation (nonvessel-related) 87 0.2 R86 0.2
Heavy rail transit (subway) 80 0.2 84 0.2
Air taxi 71 0.2 38 0.09
Grade crossings, not involving motor vehiclesc 64 0.1 57 0.1
Private grade crossings, with motor vehicles 55 0.1 36 0.08
Waterborne transportation (vessel-related) 32 0.07 R57 0.1
Light rail transit 30 0.07 17 0.04
Railroad employees on duty and contractors 25 0.06 38 0.09
Bus occupants (school, intercity, and transit) 22 0.05 R59 0.1
Gas distribution pipelines 22 0.05 R19 0.04
Railroad-related, not otherwise specified 20 0.05 10 0.02
Gas transmission pipelines 15 0.03 2 >0.01
Transit buses, fatalities not related to accidentsd 8 0.02 R12 0.03
Commuter air 5 0.01 12 0.03
Passengers on railroad trains 4 0.01 3 0.01
Hazardous liquid pipelines 1 >0.01 4 0.01
Demand response transit, fatalities not related to accidentsd 0 0.00 0 0.00
Other counts, redundant with abovef        
Large-truck occupants and nonoccupants 5,211   5,380  
Public grade crossings, with motor vehicles 306   R309  
Commuter rail 87   95  
Transit buses, accident-related fatalities 82   R90  
Outside planes in crashesg 13   5  
Demand responsive transit, accident-related fatalities 8   1  

KEY: R = revised.

a Includes fatalities outside trains, except at grade crossings.

b Includes all nonoccupant fatalities, except pedalcyclists and pedestrians.

c Public grade-crossing fatalities involving motor vehicles are included in counts for motor vehicles.

d Fatalities not related to transit bus and demand responsive transit accidents are not included under highway submodes.

e Unless otherwise specified, includes fatalities outside the vehicle.

f Fatalities at grade crossings with motor vehicles are included under relevant motor vehicle modes. Commuter rail fatalities are counted under railroad. For transit bus and demand responsive transit accidents, occupant fatalities are counted under "bus" and nonoccupant fatalities are counted under "pedestrians," "pedalcyclists," or other motor vehicle categories.

g Includes nonoccupant fatalities resulting from aviation accidents.

SOURCES:

Air data: National Transportation Safety Board, Internet site www.ntsb.gov/aviation as of May 8, 2002.

Highway data: U.S. Department of Transportation, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Traffic Safety Facts 2000 (DOT HS 809 337) (Washington, DC : December 2001), table 4 and Fatality Analysis Reporting System (FARS) Query, June 5, 2002.

Railroad data: U.S. Federal Railroad Administration, Railroad Safety Statistics, Annual Report 2000 (Washington, DC: July 2001), table 1-3.

Transit data: U.S. Department of Transportation, Federal Transit Administration, Safety Management Information Statistics (Washington, DC: Annual issues).

Waterborne transportation: U.S. Department of Transportation, U.S. Coast Guard, Data Administration Division (G-MRI-1), personal communication, Dec. 12, 2001.

Recreational boating: Ibid. Office of Boating Safety. Boating Statistics (Washington, DC: Annual issues).

Pipeline data: U.S. Department of Transportation, Research and Special Programs Administration, Office of Pipeline Safety, and Internet site http://ops.dot.gov as of June 4, 2002.