All 2002 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.
|Total incidents involving vehicular accidents||34||18|
|Total incidents involving vehicular accidents percent change from same month previous year||47.83||-47.06|
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.