Table 1 - Transportation Fatalities: A Modal Picture-2000

Table 1 - Transportation Fatalities: A Modal Picture-2000

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Rank Category Fatalities Percent
1 Passenger car occupants 22,699 51.2
2 Light-truck occupants 11,526 26
3 Pedestrians struck by motor vehicles 4,763 10.7
4 Motorcyclists 2,897 6.5
5 Large-truck occupants 754 1.7
6 Recreational boating 701 1.6
7 Pedalcyclists struck by motor vehicles 693 1.6
8 General aviation 594 1.3
9 Railroad trespassers (excluding grade crossings) 463 1
10 Motor vehicle occupants, not otherwise specified 450 1
11 Motor vehicle nonoccupants, not otherwise specified1 141 0.3
12 Air carriers 92 0.2
13 Waterborne transportation (not vessel-related)2 87 0.2
14 Heavy-rail transit (e.g., subway) 80 0.2
15 Air taxi 71 0.2
16 Rail grade crossings, not involving motor vehicles 64 0.1
17 Private road rail grade crossings, with motor vehicles 55 0.1
18 Waterborne transportation (vessel-related) 32 0.07
19 Light-rail transit 30 0.07
20 Railroad employees on duty and contractors 25 0.06
21 Bus occupants (school, intercity, and transit) 22 0.05
22 Gas distribution pipelines 22 0.05
23 Rail-related, not otherwise specified 20 0.05
24 Gas transmission pipelines 15 0.03
25 Transit bus (not accident-related)3 8 0.02
26 Commuter air 5 0.01
27 Passengers on railroad trains 4 0.01
28 Hazardous liquid pipelines 1 0
Total 44,314
Redundant with above
Large-truck occupants and nonoccupants 5,282
Public grade crossings, with motor vehicles 306
Commuter rail (included in railroad) 87
Transit buses (accident-related) 82
Air, ground fatalities (not on board) 13
  Demand responsive transit (accident-related) 8  

1 Includes all nonoccupant fatalities, except pedalcyclists and pedestrians.

2 Statistics reflect deaths and injuries to vessel personnel that are not related to vessel incidents or accidents. Statistics include missing personnel, but do not include deaths and injuries due to altercations, diving accidents, homicides, suicides, attempted suicides, or natural causes.

3 Includes homicides and suicides.

SOURCES:
Air-National Transportation Safety Board, available at http://www.ntsb.gov/aviation, as of Oct. 2, 2002.
Highway-U.S. Department of Transportation, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Fatality Analysis Reporting System (FARS) database, available at http://www-fars.nhtsa.dot.gov/, as of April 2002.
Railroad-U.S. Department of Transportation, Federal Railroad Administration, Railroad Safety Statistics, Annual Report 2000 (Washington, DC: July 2001), tables 1-1, 1-2, and 1-4.
Transit-U.S. Department of Transportation, Federal Transit Administration, Safety Management Information Statistics (Washington, DC: Annual issues).
Waterborne transportation-U.S. Department of Transportation, U.S. Coast Guard, Office of Investigations and Analysis, Compliance Analysis Division (G-MOA-2), personal communication, Dec. 5, 2001.
Pipeline-U.S. Department of Transportation, Research and Special Programs Administration, Office of Pipeline Safety, available at http://ops.dot.gov, as of Nov. 14, 2001.
Recreational boating-U.S. Department of Transportation, U.S. Coast Guard, Office of Boating Safety, Boating Statistics (Washington, DC: Annual issues).