6-3 Fatality Rates by Mode: 1990-2011 (Table)

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Highway

Year Fatalities per 100 million vehicle miles
1990 2.1
1991 1.9
1992 1.7
1993 1.7
1994 1.7
1995 1.7
1996 1.7
1997 1.6
1998 1.6
1999 1.6
2000 1.5
2001 1.5
2002 1.5
2003 1.5
2004 1.4
2005 1.5
2006 1.4
2007 1.4
2008 1.3
2009 1.1
2010 1.1
2011 1.1

 

Passenger car and light truck occupants

Year Fatalities per 100 million vehicle miles
1990 1.6
1991 1.5
1992 1.4
1993 1.4
1994 1.4
1995 1.4
1996 1.4
1997 1.4
1998 1.3
1999 1.3
2000 1.3
2001 1.2
2002 1.3
2003 1.2
2004 1.2
2005 1.1
2006 1.1
2007 1.1
2008 1.0
2009 0.9
2010 0.8
2011 0.8

 

Highway nonoccupants

Year Fatalities per 100,000 population
1990 3.0
1991 2.7
1992 2.5
1993 2.6
1994 2.5
1995 2.5
1996 2.4
1997 2.4
1998 2.3
1999 2.1
2000 2.0
2001 2.0
2002 2.0
2003 1.9
2004 1.9
2005 2.0
2006 1.9
2007 1.9
2008 1.8
2009 1.6
2010 1.7
2011 1.7

 

Large truck occupants

Year Fatalities per 100 million vehicle miles
1990 0.5
1991 0.4
1992 0.4
1993 0.4
1994 0.4
1995 0.4
1996 0.3
1997 0.4
1998 0.4
1999 0.4
2000 0.4
2001 0.3
2002 0.3
2003 0.3
2004 0.3
2005 0.4
2006 0.4
2007 0.3
2008 0.2
2009 0.2
2010 0.2
2011 0.2

 

U.S. air carriers

Year Fatalities per 100,000 flight departures
1990 0.5
1991 0.8
1992 0.4
1993 0.0
1994 2.9
1995 2.0
1996 4.6
1997 0.1
1998 0.0
1999 0.1
2000 0.8
2001 4.8
2002 0.0
2003 0.2
2004 0.1
2005 0.2
2006 0.5
2007 0.0
2008 0.0
2009 0.5
2010 0.0
2011 0.0

 

General aviation

Year Fatalities per 100,000 flight hours
1990 2.7
1991 2.9
1992 3.5
1993 3.3
1994 3.3
1995 2.9
1996 2.6
1997 2.5
1998 2.4
1999 2.1
2000 2.1
2001 2.2
2002 2.3
2003 2.4
2004 2.2
2005 2.4
2006 2.9
2007 2.1
2008 2.2
2009 2.3
2010 2.1
2011 2.0

Notes: Graphs with same color trend lines have identical scales. Air carrier fatalities resulting from the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist acts include only onboard fatalities.

Source: U.S. Department of Transportation, Research and Innovative Technology Administration, Bureau of Transportation Statistics, National Transportation Statistics, tables 2-9, 2-14, 2-17, 2-19, 2-21, and 2-23, available at www.bts.gov as of October 2013.