Table 3-1 Transportation Fatalities by Mode
Transportation Fatalities by Mode
|Passenger cars and light trucks||2,804||2,473||2,264||2,919||2,385||2,562||32,693||31,991||32,437|
|Commercial passenger vessels||6||1||1||N||N||N||U||U||U|
|Commercial freight vessels||13||11||7||N||N||N||U||U||U|
Fatalities, total: For the United States, the number for total fatalities is less than the sum of the fatalities listed for individual modes because some fatalities are counted in more than one mode. That is, the United States has corrected for double counting in calculating total fatalities (see Appendix B). For Canada, the total shown is the sum of the modal totals and has not been corrected for double counting. (Note also, that Canadian fatality data for transit does not exist nor does Canadian fatality data for recreational boats for 1990. These data, if available, would increase the overall fatality totals for Canada.) For Mexico, the total is the sum of air, road and rail only, and therefore the total number of transportation fatalities is underrepresented.
Air: United States and Canada include fatalities from both passenger and all-cargo flights. Mexico includes fatalities from passenger flights only. For Canada and the United States, the air carrier data are for their own national flag carriers, operating both domestic and international flights.
Road: Data refer to occupants of the road motor vehicles listed. Other comprises pedalcyclists, other nonmotorists (except pedestrians, who are separately listed) and occupants of other or unknown motor vehicles.
Road: For road especially, it is important to note that the United States and Canada (except for the Province of Quebec) count all fatalities that occur within 30 days of the crash (and can be attributed to the crash), whereas Mexico counts those fatalities that occur at the site of the crash. See Appendix B, All Countries.
Water transport: United States and Canadian data are not comparable in several respects. See Appendix B, All Countries.
Road: Includes 5,469, 4,678 and 4,810 fatalities that occurred on the federal highway network in 1990, 1995 and 1996, respectively.
These fatalities cannot be allocated to a specific vehicle category but are included in the road total.
Air: Transportation Safety Board of Canada. Special tabulation. (Ottawa, Ont.: 1998).
Road: Transport Canada. Road Safety and Motor Vehicle Regulation. Traffic Accident Information Database. Special tabulation. (Ottawa, Ont.: 1998).
Pipeline: Transportation Safety Board of Canada. Special tabulation. (Ottawa, Ont.: 1998).
Rail: Transportation Safety Board of Canada (TSB). Minister of Public Works and Government Services. TSB Statistical Summary: Railway Occurrences 1997. (Ottawa, Ont.: 1998).
Water, commercial passenger and freight vessels: Transportation Safety Board of Canada (TSB). Minister of Public Works and Government Services. TSB Statistical Summary: Marine Occurrences 1997. (Ottawa, Ont.: 1998).
Water, recreational boats: Canadian Red Cross. Special tabulation. (Ottawa, Ont.: 1998).
Air carriers: Secretaría de Comunicaciones y Transportes. Dirección General de Aeronáutica Civil. (Mexico City, D.F.: 1998).
Road and rail: Instituto Nacional de Estadística, Geografía e Informática. Dirección de Estadísticas Económicas, based on data collected by the Procuraduría General de Justicia del Distrito Federal and the Direcciones de Seguridad Pública y Vialidad and their equivalent agencies at state and local levels. (Mexico City, D.F.: various years).
Road (in areas under federal jurisdiction): Secretaría de Comunicaciones y Transportes. Dirección General de Polica Federal de Caminos y Puertos. (Mexico City, D.F.: 1998).
U.S. Department of Transportation. Bureau of Transportation Statistics. National Transportation Statistics 1998 and National Transportation Statistics 1999. (Washington, DC: 1998 and 1999).