Table 3-2 Transportation Injuries by Mode
Transportation Injuries by Mode
|Passenger cars and light trucks||216,993||202,275||194,161||38,796||52,052||51,947||2,881,000||3,191,000||3,246,000|
|Commercial passenger vessels||7||6||4||N||N||N||U||U||U|
|Commercial freight vessels||53||28||21||N||N||N||U||U||U|
Injuries, total: For the United States, the number for total injuries is less than the sum of the injuries listed for individual modes because some injuries are counted in more than one mode. That is, the United States has corrected for double counting in calculating total injuries (See Appendix B). For Canada, the total shown is the sum of the modal totals and has not been corrected for double counting. (Note also, that Canadian injury data for transit and recreational boats do not exist. These data, if available, would increase the overall injury totals for Canada.) For Mexico, the total is the sum of air, road and rail only, and therefore the total number of transportation injuries is underrepresented.
Air: United States and Canada include injuries from both passenger and all-cargo flights. Mexico includes injuries from passenger flights only. For Canada and the United States, the air carrier data are for their own national flag carriers, operating both domestic and international flights.
Road: Data refer to occupants of the road motor vehicles listed. Other comprises pedalcyclists, other nonmotorists (except pedestrians, who are separately listed) and occupants of other or unknown motor vehicles.
Road: For Canada and the United States, there is extensive follow-up on road injuries. For Mexico, only serious injuries apparent at the site of the crash are counted.
Water transport: U.S. and Canadian data are not comparable in several respects. See Appendix B, All Countries.
Road: Includes 36,160, 33,860 and 33,325 injuries that occurred on the federal highway network in 1990, 1995 and 1996, respectively. These injuries cannot be allocated to a specific vehicle category but are included in the road total.
Injuries, total: Total Injuries are rounded to the nearest 1,000.
Road injuries: Data on road injuries are derived from a sample. Injuries in the other modes are a total count.
Air: Transportation Safety Board of Canada. Special tabulation. (Ottawa, Ont.: 1998).
Road: Transport Canada. Road Safety and Motor Vehicle Regulation. Traffic Accident Information Database. Special tabulation. (Ottawa, Ont.: 1998).
Pipeline: Transportation Safety Board of Canada. Special tabulation. (Ottawa, Ont.: 1998).
Rail: Transportation Safety Board of Canada (TSB). Ministry of Public Works and Government Services. TSB Statistical Summary: Railway Occurrences 1997. (Ottawa, Ont.: 1998).
Water, commercial passenger and freight vessels: Transportation Safety Board of Canada (TSB). Minister of Public Works and Government Services. TSB Statistical Summary: Marine Occurrences 1997. (Ottawa, Ont.: 1998).
Water, recreational boats: Canadian Red Cross. Special tabulation. (Ottawa, Ont.: 1998).
Air carriers: Secretaría de Comunicaciones y Transportes. Dirección General de Aeronáutica Civil. (Mexico City, D.F.: 1998).
Road and rail: Instituto Nacional de Estadística, Geografía e Informática. Dirección de Estadísticas Económicas, based on data collected by the Procuraduría General de Justicia del Distrito Federal and the Direcciones de Seguridad Pública y Vialidad or their equivalent agencies at state and local levels. (Mexico City, D.F.: various years).
Road (in areas under federal jurisdiction): Secretaría de Comunicaciones y Transportes. Dirección General de Polica Federal de Caminos y Puertos. (Mexico City, D.F.: 1998).
U.S. Department of Transportation. Bureau of Transportation Statistics. National Transportation Statistics 1998 and National Transportation Statistics 1999. (Washington, DC: 1998 and 1999).