Table 5-5 Distribution of Transportation Fatalities: 2011
|Category||Number of fatalities||Percent of all transportation fatalities|
|Total, all modesa||34,388||100.00|
|Passenger car occupants||11,981||34.84|
|Pedestrians struck by motor vehicles||4,432||12.89|
|Pedalcyclists struck by motor vehicles||677||1.97|
|Other and unknown motor vehicle occupants||506||1.47|
|Railroad trespassersb (excluding highway-rail grade crossings)||412||1.20|
|Other nonoccupants, involving motor vehiclesc||198||0.58|
|Heavy rail transit||96||0.28|
|Highway-rail grade crossings, not involving motor vehiclesd||94||0.27|
|Bus occupants (school, intercity, and transit)||54||0.16|
|Light rail transit||36||0.10|
|Waterborne transportation (nonvessel-related)||34||0.10|
|Private highway-rail grade crossings, involving motor vehicles||29||0.08|
|Waterborne transportation (vessel-related)||28||0.08|
|Railroad-related, not otherwise specified (excluding highway-rail grade crossings)||17||0.05|
|Railroad employees, contractors, and volunteers on duty (excluding highway-rail grade crossings)||16||0.05|
|Gas distribution pipelines||13||0.04|
|Passengers on railroad trains (excluding highway-rail grade crossings)||2||0.01|
|Hazardous liquid pipelines||1||0.00|
|Gas transmission pipelines||0||0.00|
|Other counts, redundant with above|
|Large-truck occupants and nonoccupantse||3,757|
|Public highway-rail grade crossing fatalities involving motor vehiclesf||148|
aIncludes occupant and nonoccupant fatalities, unless otherwise specified.
bIncludes fatalities outside trains.
cIncludes nonoccupant fatalities, except pedalcyclists and pedestrians.
dFatalities at public highway-rail grade crossings involving motor vehicles are included under motor vehicle categories.
eFatalities resulting from crashes involving at least one large truck.
fPublic highway-rail grade crossing fatalities are included in motor vehicle categories.
gCommuter rail fatalities are included in rail categories.
NOTES: Highway, railroad, transit, and waterborne data are preliminary.
SOURCES: Air—National Transportation Safety Board. Highway—National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. Railroad—Federal Railroad Administration. Transit—Federal Transit Administration and personal communication. Waterborne—U.S. Coast Guard. Recreational boating—U.S. Coast Guard, Office of Boating Safety. Pipeline—Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration 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 April 2013.