2-2 Distribution of Transportation Fatalities: 2008

2-2 Distribution of Transportation Fatalities: 2008

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Category PNumber %
Passenger car occupants 14,587 37.16
Light-truck occupants 10,764 27.42
Motorcycle riders 5,290 13.48
Pedestrians struck by motor vehicles 4,378 11.15
Pedalcyclists struck by motor vehicles 716 1.82
Recreational boating 709 1.81
Large-truck occupants 677 1.72
Other and unknown motor vehicle occupants 594 1.51
General aviation 495 1.26
Railroad trespassers (excl. grade crossings)a 457 1.16
Other nonoccupants struck by motor vehiclesb 188 0.48
Grade crossings, not involving motor vehiclesc 68 0.17
Waterborne transportation (nonvessel-related) 67 0.17
Bus occupants (school, intercity, transit) 67 0.17
Air taxi 66 0.17
Waterborne transportation (vessel-related) 51 0.13
Rail employees on duty and contractorsa 26 0.07
Passengers on railroad trains 24 0.06
Private grade crossings, with motor vehiclesa 21 0.05
Gas distribution pipelines 6 0.02
Air carriers 3 0.01
Hazardous liquid pipelines 2 0.01
Gas transmission pipelines 0 0.00
Commuter air 0 0.00
Total, all modese 39,256 100.00
Other counts, redundant with above    
Crashes involving large trucksd U  
Public grade crossings, with motor vehiclesa 198  
Commuter rail U  

a Includes fatalities outside trains. b Includes all nonoccupant fatalities in motor vehicle crashes, except pedalcyclists and pedestrians. c Public grade crossing fatalities involving motor vehicles are included in motor vehicle counts. d Includes large truck occupants, other vehicle occupants, and nonoccupants. e Unless otherwise noted, includes fatalities outside vehicles.

Key: U = unavailable; P = preliminary.

Notes: Fatalities for general aviation, air carriers, air taxi, passengers on railroad trains, commuter air, grade crossing not involving motor vehicles, public grade crossing with motor vehicles and private grade crossings with motor vehicles are preliminary. Heavy-rail transit (e.g., rail subway) and Light-rail transit catagories are excluded due to lack of data.

Sources: Air-National Transportation Safety Board, Highway-National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Rail-Federal Railroad Administration, Transit-Federal Transit Administration, Waterborne-U.S. Coast Guard, Recreational boating-U.S. Coast Guard, Office of Boating Safety, Pipeline-Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration as cited in U.S. Department of Transportation, Research and Innovative Technology Administration, Bureau of Transportation Statistics, National Transportation Statistics, table 2-4, available at http://www.bts.gov/publications/national_transportation_statistics/ as of January 2010.