Figure 5-3 Fatality Rates for Selected Modes: 1985–2010
NOTES: Not all graph scales are comparable. Air carrier data were smoothed using an exponential smoothing model with a weight of 0.945 to reduce the year-to-year fluctuations. Air carrier fatalities resulting from the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks include only onboard fatalities. Highway fatality rates for 1999 through 2008 are revised.
SOURCES: Passenger car occupants, Light-truck occupants, Large-truck occupants, and Motorcycle riders—U.S. Department of Transportation, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, National Center for Statistics and Analysis, Traffic Safety Facts (Annual Issues), available at http://www-nrd.nhtsa.dot.gov as of January 2013. Large air carriers and General aviation—National Transportation Safety Board, Annual Review of Aircraft Accident Data—U.S. Air Carrier Operations and U.S. General Aviation, available at http://www.ntsb.gov/ as of October 2011 as reported in U.S. Department of Transportation, Research and Innovative Technology Administration, Bureau of Transportation Statistics, National Transportation Statistics, tables 2-9 and 2-14, available at http://www.rita.dot.gov/bts/publications as of January 2013.