Table 5 Injured Persons by Transportation Mode

Table 5 Injured Persons by Transportation Mode

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Mode 1970 1980 1990 2000 2002
Air carrier 107 19 29 27 20
Commuter air carrier N 14 11 7 0
On-demand air taxi N 43 36 12 13
General aviation 715 681 409 310 312
Highwaya N N R3,231,000 R3,189,000 2,926,000
Railroadb 17,394 58,696 22,736 10,424 9,939
Transitc N N 54,556 56,697 U
Commercial ship          
Vessel accidents 105 180 175 R130 157
Nonvessel accidentsd U U U R567 519
Recreational boating 780 2,650 3,822 4,355 4,062
Gas and hazardous liquid pipel ine 254 192 76 81 50

a Includes passenger car occupants, motorcyclists, light-duty and large truck occupants, 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. 1970 data are not comparable to data for later years due to a change in the reporting system.

c Injuries resulting from all reportable incidents, not just from accidents. Includes commuter rail, heavy rail, light rail, motorbus, demand responsive, 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; R = revised; U = unavailable.

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

Source: Except as noted, various sources, as cited in U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT), Bureau of Transportation Statistics, National Transportation Statistics (NTS) 2002, table 2-2, available at http://www.bts.gov; and NTS 2003, forthcoming. Highway-USDOT, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Traffic Safety Facts 2002 (Early Edition), table 2, p. 15. Recreational boating (2002)-U.S. Coast Guard, Recreational Boating Accidents in the United States: Calendar Year 2002 Executive Summary, available at http://www.uscgboating.org/statistics/boating_statistics_2002.pdf, as of December 2003.