1-5 Injured Persons by Transportation Mode: 1990, 2000, 2009, 2010

1-5 Injured Persons by Transportation Mode: 1990, 2000, 2009, 2010

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Mode 1990 2000 2009 2010
Air        
Large U.S. air carriera 29 29 23 15
Commuter air carriera 11 7 1 2
On-demand air taxia 36 12 4 6
General aviationa 409 309 273 256
Highwayb 3,230,666 3,188,750 2,217,000 2,243,000
Pipeline, gas and hazardous liquid 76 81 67 111
Railroadc 22,736 10,424 7,227 7,376
Transitd 54,556 56,697 21,420 23,414
Waterborne        
Vessel-related, commercial ship 175 150 196 139
Nonvessel-related, commercial shipe U 607 377 417
Recreational boating 3,822 4,355 3,358 3,153

aIncludes serious injuries only. bIncludes passenger car occupants, motorcyclists, light-duty and large-truck occupants, bus occupants, occupants of unknown vehicle types, and pedestrians, pedalcyclists, and other nonmotorists. cInjuries 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. dInjuries resulting from all reportable incidents, not just from accidents. Includes commuter rail, heavy rail, light rail, motorbus, on-demand service, van pool, and automated guideway. The drop in the number of injuries after 2008 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. eInjuries unrelated to vessel operations.

Key: U = unavailable.

Notes: Reporting criteria and/or estimation methods for injuries are not standardized across modes.

Sources: Air—National Transportation Safety Board. Highway—National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. Pipeline—Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration. Railroad—Federal Railroad Administration. Transit—Federal Transit Administration. Waterborne—United States Coast Guard as cited in U.S. Department of Transportation, Research and Innovative Technology Administration, Bureau of Transportation Statistics, National Transportation Statistics, table 2-2, available at http://www.bts.gov/publications/national_transportation_statistics/ as of December 2011.