Total Transportation Fatalities (annual data, all modes)
(1999 and 2000 data are preliminary, and do not include transit)
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|
* Preliminary estimate
SOURCES: Data compiled from various government agencies as cited in the U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT), Performance Report FY 2000 and Performance Plan FY 2002, April 2001, available at: http://ostpxweb.dot.gov/budget/Perfplan02.pdf.