Table 5 Injured Persons by Transportation Mode

Table 5 Injured Persons by Transportation Mode

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Mode 1970 1980 1990 1995 2000
Air carrier 107 19 29 25 P26
Commuter air carrier N 14 11 25 P7
On-demand air taxi N 43 36 14 P10
General aviation 715 681 402 395 P329
Highwaya N N 3,231,000 3,465,000 3,189,000
Railroadb 17,934 58,696 22,736 12,546 10,424
Transitc N N 54,556 57,196 U
Commercial ship          
Vessel accidents 105 180 175 145 125
Nonvessel accidentsd U U U R1,833 564
Recreational boating 780 2,650 3,822 4,141 4,355
Gas and hazardous liquid pipeline 254 192 76 64 81

a Includes passenger car occupants, motorcyclists, light-duty and large trucks, bus occupants, pedestrians, pedalcyclists, occupants of unknown vehicle types, and other nonmotorists.

b Injuries resulting from train accidents, train and nontrain incidents, and occupational illness. Includes Amtrak.

c Injuries resulting from all reportable incidents, not just from accidents. Includes commuter rail, heavy rail, light rail, motor bus, demandresponsive, van pool, and automated guideway.

d Injuries unrelated to vessel accidents, e.g., an individual getting a cut while onboard a vessel.

Key: N = data do not exist; P = preliminary; R = revised; U = unavailable.

Note: Each mode may use different reporting criteria for injuries.

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.