2-1 Transportation Fatalities by Mode: 1990-2008

2-1 Transportation Fatalities by Mode: 1990-2008

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Mode 1990 R2005 R2007 P2008
Air        
Large air carriera 39 22 1 3
Commuter air carriera 6 0 0 0
On-demand air taxia 51 18 43 66
General aviationa 770 563 496 495
Highwayb 44,599 43,510 41,259 37,261
Pipeline, gas and hazardous liquid 9 14 15 8
Railroadc 599 525 510 513
Transitd 339 236 288 U
Waterborne      
Vessel-related, commercial ship 85 78 67 51
Nonvessel-relatede, commercial ship 101 60 59 67
Recreational boating 865 697 685 709

a Includes people on planes and on the ground. b Includes motor vehicle occupants, nonoccupants, and fatalities at railroad crossings. c Includes fatalities from nontrain incidents as well as train incidents and accidents. Also includes train occupants and nonoccupants except motor vehicle occupants at grade crossings. d Fatalities resulting from all reportable incidents, not just accidents. Includes commuter rail, heavy rail, light rail, motorbus, demand response, van pool, and automated guideway. e Fatalities unrelated to vessel accidents, e.g., individual falling overboard and drowning.

Key: R = revised; U = unavailable; P = preliminary.

Notes: Data for 2005 has been revised for pipeline, vessel-related and nonvessel-related. Data for 2007 has been revised for general aviation, highway, transit, vessel-related and nonvessel-related. The number of railroad fatalities in 2008 is preliminary.

Sources: Air: National Transportation Safety Board, Highway: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Pipeline: Office of Pipeline Safety, Rail: Federal Railroad Administration, Transit: Federal Transit Administration and personal communication, Water: U.S. Coast Guard as cited in U.S. Department of Transportation, Research and Innovative Technology Administration, Bureau of Transportation Statistics, National Transportation Statistics, table 2-1, available at http://www.bts.gov/publications/national_transportation_statistics/ as of January 2010.