Table 5 Injured Persons by Transportation Mode

Table 5 Injured Persons by Transportation Mode

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Mode 1970 1980 1990 2000 2003
Air carrier 107 19 29 R29 30
Commuter air carrier N 14 11 7 1
On-demand air taxi N 43 36 12 15
General aviation 715 681 409 R309 326
Highwaya N N R3,230,666 R3,188,750 2,888,601
Railroadb 17,394 58,696 22,736 10,424 7,956
Transitc N N 54,556 56,697 U
Commercial ship          
Vessel accidents 105 180 175 130 P205
Nonvessel accidentsd U U U 567 P499
Recreational boating 780 2,650 3,822 4,355 3,888
Gas and hazardous liquid pipeline 254 192 76 81 71

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 are nonexistent; P = preliminary; R = revised; U = unavailable.

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

Sources: Except as noted, various sources, as cited in U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT), Bureau of Transportation Statistics, National Transportation Statistics, table 2-2, available at http://www.bts.gov (latest data forthcoming). Highway-USDOT, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Traffic Safety Facts 2003 (Early Edition), table 2, p. 3, available at http://www-nrd.nhtsa.dot.gov/pdf/nrd-30/NCSA/TSFAnn/TSF2003EarlyEdition.pdf, as of October 2004. 2003 recreational boating-U.S. Coast Guard, Boating Statistics 2003 (annual issues), available at http://www.uscgboating.org/statistics/accident_stats.htm, as of December 2004.