Fatalities represent the most severe safety consequence for the transportation system. According to preliminary estimates, in 2000 there were 44,041 transportation-related fatalities, compared to 47,348 in 1990.
See U.S. Department of Transportation, Bureau of Transportation Statistics, National Transportation Statistics 1999, pp. 273-280, for detailed discussion of modal fatality data.
|Percent change from previous year||-0.02||0.40|
SOURCES: Data compiled from various government agencies as cited in the U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT), Performance Report FY 2000and Performance Plan FY 2002, April 2001, available at: http://www.bts.gov/ntda/nts/nts.html.