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|
SOURCES: Data compiled from various government agencies as cited in the U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT), Performance Plan FY 2002 and Report FY 2000, April 2001, available at: http://ostpxweb.dot.gov/budget/perfplan02/contents.html