Table 2-5: Highway-Rail Grade-Crossing Safety

Table 2-5: Highway-Rail Grade-Crossing Safety

Excel | CSV

  1970 1975 1980 1985 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 (R) 2005 2006 (R) 2007 (R) 2008 (R) 2009 2010
Fatalitiesa 1,440 917 833 582 698 608 579 626 615 579 488 461 431 402 425 421 357 334 371 359 369 339 290 247 261
Injured persons 3,272 3,860 3,890 2,687 2,407 2,094 1,975 1,837 1,961 1,894 1,610 1,540 1,303 1,396 1,219 1,157 999 1,035 1,094 1,053 (R) 1,070 1,058 988 738 828
Accidentsa 3,559 12,126 10,796 7,073 5,715 5,388 4,910 4,892 4,979 4,633 4,257 3,865 3,508 3,489 3,502 3,237 3,077 2,977 3,085 3,066 2,941 2,776 2,428 1,925 2,009

KEY: R = revised.

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

NOTE

The Federal Railroad Administration recommended not to report property damage statistics, which had been done in previous editions of NTS, due to inconsistencies in the reporting of data.

SOURCES

1970: 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 Issue), tables S and 11.

1975-1998: FRA Accident/Incident Database, available at http://safetydata.fra.dot.gov/OfficeofSafety/ as of June 28, 2010.

1999-2010: Ibid., Office of Safety Analysis, 2010 Preliminary Railroad Safety Statistics (Washington, DC: April 2011), table 1-1, available at http://safetydata.fra.dot.gov/OfficeofSafety/publicsite/Prelim.aspx as of Apr. 8, 2011.