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 2000
Fatalities a1,440 917 833 582 698 608 579 626 615 579 488 461 431 402 425
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 1,219
Accidents a3,559 12,076 10,612 6,919 R5,715 R5,388 4,910 4,892 4,979 4,633 4,257 3,865 3,508 3,489 3,502
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 14.8

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

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

SOURCES:

Fatalities, injuries, accidents:

1970-89: 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.

1990-2000: Ibid., Railroad Safety Statistics Annual Report 2000 (Washington, DC: 2001), table 1.1.

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.

1997-2000: Ibid., Railroad Safety Statistics Annual Report (Washington, DC: Annual issues), table 5.6.