TABLE B-2 Distribution of Transportation Fatalities: 2006

TABLE B-2 Distribution of Transportation Fatalities: 2006

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Category Number Percent
Passenger car occupants 17,800 39.6
Light-truck occupants 12,721 28.3
Motorcyclists 4,810 10.7
Pedestrians struck by highway vehicles 4,784 10.7
Large-truck occupants 805 1.79
Pedalcyclists struck by motor vehicle 773 1.72
Other and unknown motor vehicle occupants 739 1.65
Recreational boating 710 1.58
General aviationa 698 1.55
Railroad trespassers (excl. grade crossing)b 520 1.16
Other nonoccupants struck by motor vehiclesc 183 0.41
Grade crossings, not including motor vehiclesb,d 64 0.14
Air carriers 50 0.11
Waterborne transportation ( vessel-related) 48 0.11
Waterborne transportation ( nonvessel-related) 39 0.09
Private grade crossings, with motor vehiclesb 38 0.08
Heavy rail transit ( e.g., rail subway) 32 0.07
Bus occupants (school, intercity, transit) 27 0.06
Rail employees on duty and contractorsb 19 0.04
Air taxi 16 0.04
Gas distribution pipelines 16 0.04
Light rail transit 13 0.03
Gas transmission pipelines 3 0.01
Passengers on railroad trains 2 0.004
Commuter air 2 0.004
Hazardous liquid pipelines 0 0.000
Total, all modese 44,912 100
Other counts, redundant with above 0  
Crashes involving large trucksf 4,995  
Public grade crossings, with motor vehiclesb 257  

a Includes 154 persons abord a Brazilian air carrier killed in a crash with a U.S. registered corporate jet over Brazil. b includes fatalities outside trains. c Includes all nonoccupant fatalities in motor vehicle (MV) crashes, except pedalcyclists and pedestrians. d Public grade crossing fatalities involving motor vehicles are included in MV counts. e Unless otherwise noted, includes fatalities outside vehicles. f Includes large truck occupants, other vehicle occupants, and nonoccupants.

SOURCES: Various sources as cited in USDOT, RITA, BTS, National Transportation Statistics 2007, table 2-4, available at http://www.bts.gov.