Table 2 Fatalities by Transportation Mode

Table 2 Fatalities by Transportation Mode

Excel | CSV

Mode 1970 1980 1990 1995 2000
Large air carriera 146 1 39 168 92
Commuter air carriera N 37 7 9 5
On-demand air taxia N 105 51 52 71
General aviationa 1,310 1,239 767 734 592
Highwayb 52,627 51,091 44,599 41,817 41,821
Railroadc 785 584 599 567 512
Transitd N N 339 274 295
Commercial ship          
Vessel 178 206 85 R51 32
Nonvessele 420 281 101 R95 87
Recreational boating 1,418 1,360 865 829 701
Gas and hazardous liquid pipeline 30 19 9 21 38

a Includes people on planes and on the ground.

b Includes occupants, nonoccupants, and motor vehicle fatalities at railroad crossings.

c Includes fatalities from nontrain incidents as well as train incidents and accidents. Also includes train occupants and nonoccupants except motor vehicle occupants at grade crossings.

d Fatalities resulting from all reportable incidents, not just accidents. Includes commuter rail, heavy rail, light rail, motor bus, demand-responsive, van pool, and automated guideway.

e Fatalities unrelated to vessel accidents, e.g., individual falling overboard and drowning.

Key: N = data do not exist or are not cited because of reporting changes; R = revised.

Source: Various sources, as cited in U.S. Department of Transportation, Bureau of Transportation Statistics, National Transportation Statistics 2001, available Spring 2002 at www.bts.gov, or email to answers@bts.gov.