1-2 Distribution of Transportation Fatalities: 2010

1-2 Distribution of Transportation Fatalities: 2010

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Category Number %
Passenger car occupants 12,435 36.50
Light-truck occupants 9,752 28.68
Motorcycle riders 4,502 12.44
Pedestrians struck by motor vehicles 4,280 11.41
Recreational boating 672 1.87
Pedalcyclists struck by motor vehicles 618 1.76
Other and unknown motor vehicle occupants 543 1.57
Large-truck occupants 529 1.40
General aviation 450 1.25
Railroad trespassers (excluding grade crossings)a 442 1.23
Other nonoccupants struck by motor vehiclesb 182 0.42
Heavy rail transit (subway) 96 0.27
Grade crossings, not involving motor vehiclesc 92 0.26
Transit buses (motorbus) 84 0.23
Waterborne transportation (nonvessel-related) 43 0.12
Waterborne transportation (vessel-related) 41 0.11
Private highway-rail grade crossings, rail with motor vehiclesa 33 0.09
Bus occupants (school, intercity, transit) 44 0.07
Light rail transit 24 0.07
Rail employees on duty and contractorsa 23 0.06
On-demand air taxi 17 0.05
Gas distribution pipelines 14 0.04
Demand response transit 10 0.03
Gas transmission pipelines 10 0.03
Railroad, other (off-duty and nontrespassers) 8 0.02
Passengers on railroad trains 3 0.01
Large U.S. air carriers 2 0.01
Hazardous liquid pipelines 1 <0.01
Automated guideway 1 <0.01
Total, all modesd 34,951  
Other counts, redundant with above    
Crashes involving large trucksd 3,675  
Public highway-rail grade crossings, rail with motor vehicles 135  
Commuter raile 59  
Vanpool 1  

aIncludes fatalities outside trains. bIncludes nonoccupant fatalities in motor vehicle crashes, except pedalcyclists and pedestrians. c Public grade crossing fatalities involving motor vehicles are included in motor vehicle counts. dUnless otherwise noted, includes fatalities outside vehicles. eIncludes fatalities on directly operated systems, excluding suicides.

Notes: Fatality data are preliminary for air, rail, and transit.

Sources: Air—National Transportation Safety Board. Highway—National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. Railroad—Federal Railroad Administration. Transit—Federal Transit Administration and personal communication. 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 December 2011.