Table 5 Injured Persons by Transportation Mode

Table 5 Injured Persons by Transportation Mode

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Mode 1970 1980 1990 2000 2001
Air carriera 107 19 29 R27 P16
Commuter air carrierb N 14 11 R7 P4
On-demand air taxic N 43 36 R12 P23
General aviationd 715 681 409 R310 P322
Highwaye N N R3,230,666 R3,189,000 3032672
Railroadf 17934 58696 22736 10424 9739
Transitg N N 54556 56697 U
Commercial ship          
Vessel accidents 105 180 175 125 U
Nonvessel accidentsh U U U 564 U
Recreational boating 780 2650 3822 4355 U
Gas and hazardous liquid pipeline 254 192 76 81 46

a All scheduled and nonscheduled service operating under 14 CFR 121. Since Mar. 20, 1997, 14 CFR 121 includes only aircraft with 10 or more seats formerly operated under 14 CFR 135.

b All scheduled service operating under 14 CFR 135. Before Mar. 20, 1997, 14 CFR 135 applied to aircraft with 30 seats or less. Since Mar. 20, 1997, 14 CFR 135 includes only aircraft with less than 10 seats.

c Nonscheduled service operating under 14 CFR 135.

d All operations other than those operating under 14 CFR 121 and 14 CFR 135.

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

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

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

h 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 USDOT, Bureau of Transportation Statistics, National Transportation Statistics 2002 (Washington, DC: 2002), table 2-2.