HAZARDOUS MATERIALS INCIDENTS INVOLVING CRASHES OR TRAIN DERAILMENTS

HAZARDOUS MATERIALS INCIDENTS INVOLVING CRASHES OR TRAIN DERAILMENTS

Hazardous Materials Incidents Involving Vehicular Accidents or Derailments (monthly data, not seasonally adjusted)

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Hazardous Materials Incidents Involving Vehicular Accidents or Derailments (monthly data, not seasonally adjusted). If you are a user with a disability and cannot view this image, please call 800-853-1351 or email answers@bts.gov for further assistance.

All 2001 data are preliminary

Motor vehicle accidents or train derailments account for only a small portion of total number of hazardous materials incidents. However, their consequences are often the most severe.

Hazmat Incidents Aug-00 Aug-01*
Total incidents involving vehicular accidents   23    29
Total incidents involving vehicular accidents percent change from same month previous year 9.52 26.09

* Preliminary estimate

NOTES: The current value is compared to the value from the same period in the previous year to account for seasonality.

Reporting requirements were extended to intrastate motor carriers on Oct. 1, 1998, which may have affected data reported after this date.

Accident/derailment is a crash involving a motor vehicle or a derailment of a train.

SOURCE: U.S. Department of Transportation, Research and Special Programs Administration, Office of Hazardous Materials, Planning and Analysis, Hazardous Materials Information System data obtained through personal communication.