Table 3-1 Transportation Fatalities by Mode: 1998 and 1999

Table 3-1
Transportation Fatalities by Mode: 1998 and 1999

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Fatalities by mode 1998 1999
Highway 41,501 41,345
Percent change from previous year -1.29 -0.30
Recreational Boating 813 773
Percent change from previous year -0.97 -4.92
General Aviation 621 622
Percent change from previous year -5.91 0.16
Railroad 577 530
Percent change from previous year -4.15 -8.15
Highway-Rail Grade Crossing 431 402
Percent change from previous year -6.51 -6.73
Transit (1997-1998)* 275 286
Percent change from previous year 4.17 4.00
Commercial Maritime Transportation** 107 154
Percent change from previous year -30.52 43.93
Pipeline 18 26
Percent change from previous year 80.00 44.44

* 1999 transit data are unavailable.
** 1999 data are preliminary and subject to change as state and local jurisdictions close fatal accident cases.

Note: Summing the numbers in the table will not result in a correct count for all fatalities because some are double counted.

Sources: Data compiled from various government agencies as cited in the U.S. Department of Transporation, Bureau of Transportation Statistics, National Transportation Statistics 1999, table 3-1, available at http://www.bts.gov/ntda/nts/nts.html, and the U.S. Department of Transportation, 1999 Performance Report/2001 Performance Plan, available at http://www.dot.gov/ost/ost_temp/. Preliminary highway data for 1999 are from the U.S. Department of Transportation, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, personal communication, October 2000.