2-5 Injured Persons by Transportation Mode: 1990-2006

2-5 Injured Persons by Transportation Mode: 1990-2006

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Mode 1990 2000 2005 2006
Air        
Large U.S. air carrier 29 29 13 9
Commuter air carrier 11 7 0 1
On-demand air taxi 36 12 R20 16
General aviation 409 309 R269 261
Highwaya 3,230,666 3,188,750 R2,699,000 2,575,000
Pipeline, gas and hazardous liquid 76 81 R47 32
Railroadb 22,736 10,424 R8,382 7,168
Transitc 54,556 56,697 18,131 18,327
Waterborne        
Vessel-related, commercial ship 175 R150 140 177
Nonvessel-relatedd, commercial ship U R607 504 594
Recreational boating 3,822 4,355 3,451 4,474

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

b Injuries resulting from train accidents, train and nontrain incidents, and occupational illness. Includes Amtrak. Also includes train occupants and nonoccupants except motor vehicle occupants at grade crossings.

c Injuries resulting from all reportable incidents, not just from accidents. Includes commuter rail, heavy rail, light rail, motorbus, demand response, van pool, and automated guideway. The drop in the number of injuries in 2005 and 2006 is due largely to a change in definitions by the Federal Transit Administration. Only injuries requiring immediate medical treatment away from the scene now qualify as reportable. Previously, any injury was reportable.

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

Key: R = revised; U = unavailable.

Note: Modes may use different reporting criteria and/or estimation methods for injuries.

Sources: Except as noted, various sources, as cited in United States Department of Transportation (USDOT), Research and Innovative Technology Administration, Bureau of Transportation Statistics, National Transportation Statistics, table 2-2, available at http://www.bts.gov. 2006 commercial ship-U.S. Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Coast Guard, Data Administration Division (G-MRI-1), personal communication, Aug. 28, 2007.