Table 2-4: Distribution of Transportation Fatalities by Mode
|TOTAL of all modese||44,190||100.0||R44,036||100.0|
|Passenger car occupants||20,492||46.4||R20,862||47.5|
|Pedestrians struck by motor vehicles||4,739||10.7||R4,939||11.2|
|Other and unknown motor vehicle occupants||714||1.6||447||1.0|
|Pedalcyclists struck by motor vehicles||690||1.6||R754||1.7|
|Railroad Trespassersa (excluding grade crossings)||463||1.0||R479||1.1|
|Other nonoccupants struck by motor vehiclesb||143||0.3||149||0.3|
|Waterborne transportation (nonvessel-related)||87||0.2||R86||0.2|
|Heavy rail transit (subway)||80||0.2||84||0.2|
|Grade crossings, not involving motor vehiclesc||64||0.1||57||0.1|
|Private grade crossings, with motor vehicles||55||0.1||36||0.08|
|Waterborne transportation (vessel-related)||32||0.07||R57||0.1|
|Light rail transit||30||0.07||17||0.04|
|Railroad employees on duty and contractors||25||0.06||38||0.09|
|Bus occupants (school, intercity, and transit)||22||0.05||R59||0.1|
|Gas distribution pipelines||22||0.05||R19||0.04|
|Railroad-related, not otherwise specified||20||0.05||10||0.02|
|Gas transmission pipelines||15||0.03||2||>0.01|
|Transit buses, fatalities not related to accidentsd||8||0.02||R12||0.03|
|Passengers on railroad trains||4||0.01||3||0.01|
|Hazardous liquid pipelines||1||>0.01||4||0.01|
|Demand response transit, fatalities not related to accidentsd||0||0.00||0||0.00|
|Other counts, redundant with abovef|
|Large-truck occupants and nonoccupants||5,211||5,380|
|Public grade crossings, with motor vehicles||306||R309|
|Transit buses, accident-related fatalities||82||R90|
|Outside planes in crashesg||13||5|
|Demand responsive transit, accident-related fatalities||8||1|
KEY: R = revised.
a Includes fatalities outside trains, except at grade crossings.
b Includes all nonoccupant fatalities, except pedalcyclists and pedestrians.
c Public grade-crossing fatalities involving motor vehicles are included in counts for motor vehicles.
d Fatalities not related to transit bus and demand responsive transit accidents are not included under highway submodes.
e Unless otherwise specified, includes fatalities outside the vehicle.
f Fatalities at grade crossings with motor vehicles are included under relevant motor vehicle modes. Commuter rail fatalities are counted under railroad. For transit bus and demand responsive transit accidents, occupant fatalities are counted under "bus" and nonoccupant fatalities are counted under "pedestrians," "pedalcyclists," or other motor vehicle categories.
g Includes nonoccupant fatalities resulting from aviation accidents.
Air data: National Transportation Safety Board, Internet site www.ntsb.gov/aviation as of May 8, 2002.
Highway data: U.S. Department of Transportation, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Traffic Safety Facts 2000 (DOT HS 809 337) (Washington, DC : December 2001), table 4 and Fatality Analysis Reporting System (FARS) Query, June 5, 2002.
Railroad data: U.S. Federal Railroad Administration, Railroad Safety Statistics, Annual Report 2000 (Washington, DC: July 2001), table 1-3.
Transit data: U.S. Department of Transportation, Federal Transit Administration, Safety Management Information Statistics (Washington, DC: Annual issues).
Waterborne transportation: U.S. Department of Transportation, U.S. Coast Guard, Data Administration Division (G-MRI-1), personal communication, Dec. 12, 2001.
Recreational boating: Ibid. Office of Boating Safety. Boating Statistics (Washington, DC: Annual issues).
Pipeline data: U.S. Department of Transportation, Research and Special Programs Administration, Office of Pipeline Safety, and Internet site http://ops.dot.gov as of June 4, 2002.