TABLE 60 Transportation Fatality Rates by Mode: 2001

TABLE 60 Transportation Fatality Rates by Mode: 2001

(Fatalties per 100,000 U.S. residents)

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Air 0.317
Highway 14.788
Railroad 0.340
Transit 0.108
Waterborne 0.288
Pipeline 0.002
Total 15.844

NOTES: Air fatalities include air carrier service, commuter service, air taxi sevice, and general aviation. Highway fatalities include all types of highway motor vehicles, bicycles, and pedestrians. Railroad fatalities include railroad and highway-rail grade crossing incidents. Transit fatalities include motor bus, heavy rail, light rail, commuter rail, demand responsive, trolley bus, aerial tramway, automated guideway transit, cablecar, ferry boat, inclined plane, monorail, and vanpool. Waterborne fatalities include those due to vessel-related incidents or non-vessel related incidents on commercial and recreational vessels. Pipeline fatalities are related to both hazardous liquid pipelines and gas pipelines.

SOURCES: Except as noted—U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT), Bureau of Transportation Statistics, National Transportation Statistics 2002 (Washington, DC: 2002), table 2-1, available at, as of April 2003. Population—U.S. Department of Commerce, U.S. Census Bureau, Census 2000, available at, as of June 2003. 2001 waterborne—U.S. Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Coast Guard, Data Administration Division, personal communication, June 6, 2003. 2001 transit—USDOT, Federal Transit Administration, National Transit Database, National Trends and Summaries 2001 (Washington, DC: 2002).