Table 3 Distribution of Transportation Fatalities: 2000

Table 3 Distribution of Transportation Fatalities: 2000

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Category Number Percent
Passenger car occupants 20,492 46.4 
Light-truck occupants 11,418 25.8 
Pedestrians stuck by motor vehicles 4,739 10.7 
Motorcyclists 2,862 6.5 
Large-truck occupants 741 1.7 
Other and unknown motor vehicle occupants 714 1.6 
Recreational boating 701 1.6 
Pedalcyclists struck by motor vehicles 690 1.6 
General aviation 592 1.3 
RR trespassers (excluding grade crossings) 461 1.0
MV nonoccupants, not otherwise specifieda 143 0.3 
RR-related, not otherwise specifiedb 139 0.3 
Air carriers 92 0.2 
Waterborne transportation (nonvessel) 87 0.2 
Heavy-rail transit (e.g., subway) 80 0.2 
Air taxi 71 0.2 
Waterborne transportation (vessel-related) 32 0.07
Light-rail transit 30 0.07
RR employees/contractors on duty 27 0.06
Bus occupants (school, intercity, and transit) 22 0.05
Gas distribution pipelines 22 0.05
Gas transmission pipelines 15 0.03
Transit buses (not related to accidents)c 8 0.02
Commuter air 5 0.01
Passengers on railroad trains 4 <0.01
Hazardous liquid pipelines 1 <0.01
Totald 44,188 100.0
Redundant with abovee    
Large-truck occupants and nonoccupants 5,211  
Public grade crossings, with motor vehicles 306  
Grade crossings (not involving motor vehicles) 64  
Private grade crossings, with motor vehicles 55  
Commuter rail (included in railroad) 87  
Transit buses (accident-related) 82  
Outside planes in crashes 13  
Demand-responsive transit (accident-related) 8  

a Includes all nonoccupant fatalities except pedalcyclists and pedestrians.

b Includes fatalities outside trains.

c Includes homicides and suicides.

d Unless otherwise specified, includes fatalities outside the vehicle.

e For transit bus and demand-responsive transit, occupant fatalities are counted under "bus" and nonoccupant fatalities are counted under "pedestrians," "pedalcyclists," or other motor vehicle categories.

Key: MV = motor vehicle; RR = railroad.

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.