TABLE 1-1-2 - Distribution of Transportation Fatalities: 2008

TABLE 1-1-2 - Distribution of Transportation Fatalities: 2008

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Category Number of fatalities Percent
Passenger car occupants 14,587 37.1
Light-truck occupants 10,764 27.4
Motorcyclists 5,290 13.4
Pedestrians struck by motor vehicles 4,378 11.1
Pedalcyclists struck by motor vehicles 716 1.8
Recreational boating 709 1.8
Large-truck occupants 677 1.7
Other and unknown motor vehicle occupants 594 1.5
General aviation 495 1.3
Railroad trespassers (excluding grade crossing) 458 1.2
Other nonoccupants struck by motor vehicles 188 0.5
Grade crossings, not including motor vehicles 68 0.2
Bus occupants 67 0.2
Waterborne, not related to vessel casualties 67 0.2
Air taxi 66 0.2
Heavy-rail transit 61 0.2
Waterborne, commercial vessel-related 51 0.1
Railroad employees, contractors, and volunteers on duty 28 0.1
Passengers on railroad trains 24 0.1
Private grade crossings, with motor vehicles 21 0.1
Light-rail transit 14 0.0
Gas transmission and distribution pipeline 6 0.0
Air carriers 3 0.0
Hazardous liquid pipeline 2 0.0
Commuter air 0 0.0
Total fatalities 39,334 100.0
Other counts, redundant with above    
Large-truck occupants and nonoccupants 4,229  
Public grade crossings, with motor vehicles 198  
Commuter rail 93  

NOTES: See table 1-1-1 for detailed notes. Percents may not add to 100 due to rounding.

SOURCES: Air: National Transportation Safety Board; Highway: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration; Pipeline: Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration, Office of Pipeline Safety; Railroad: Federal Railroad Administration; Transit: Federal Transit Administration; Waterborne: U.S. Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Coast Guard as cited in U.S. Department of Transportation, Research and Innovative Technology Administration, Bureau of Transportation Statistics, National Transportation Statistics, table 2-4, available at http://www.bts.gov/publications/national_transportation_statistics/ as of January 2010.