Table 2-4: Distribution of Transportation Fatalities by Mode
|TOTAL of all modesa||(R) 44,084||100.0||(R) 44,384||100.0||(R) 44,941||100.0||(R) 45,299||100.0||44,891||100.0|
|Passenger car occupants||20,862||47.3||20,699||46.6||20,320||45.2||(R) 20,569||45.4||19,460||43.3|
|Light-truck occupants||11,265||25.6||11,526||26.0||11,723||26.1||(R) 12,274||27.1||12,444||27.7|
|Pedestrians struck by motor vehicles||4,939||11.2||4,763||10.7||4,901||10.9||4,851||10.7||4,749||10.6|
|Other and unknown motor vehicle occupants||447||1.0||450||1.0||458||1.0||(R) 528||1.2||804||1.8|
|Large-truck occupants||759||1.7||754||1.7||708||1.6||(R) 689||1.5||723||1.6|
|Pedalcyclists struck by motor vehicles||754||1.7||693||1.6||732||1.6||(R) 665||1.5||622||1.4|
|Railroad trespassersb (excluding grade crossings)||479||1.1||463||1.0||511||1.1||540||1.2||501||1.1|
|Other nonoccupants struck by motor vehiclesc||149||0.34||141||0.32||123||0.27||(R) 114||0.25||140||0.31|
|Waterborne transportation (nonvessel-related)||(R) 136||0.31||(R) 134||0.30||(R) 94||0.21||(R) 74||0.16||74||0.16|
|Grade crossings, not involving motor vehiclesd||57||0.13||64||0.14||76||0.17||47||0.10||62||0.14|
|Waterborne transportation (vessel-related)||(R) 58||0.13||(R) 53||0.12||(R) 53||0.12||(R) 62||0.14||53||0.12|
|Heavy rail transit (subway)||84||0.19||80||0.18||59||0.13||73||0.16||49||0.11|
|Bus occupants (school, intercity, and transit)||59||0.13||22||0.05||34||0.08||45||0.10||40||0.09|
|Private grade crossings, with motor vehicles||36||0.08||55||0.12||30||0.07||39||0.09||30||0.07|
|Air carriers||12||0.03||92||0.21||(h) 531||1.2||0||-||22||0.05|
|Railroad employees, contractors, and volunteers on duty (excluding grade crossings)||31||0.07||22||0.05||23||0.05||22||0.05||20||0.04|
|Light rail transit||17||0.04||30||0.07||21||0.05||13||0.03||17||0.04|
|Transit buses, fatalities not related to accidentse||12||0.03||8||0.02||6||0.01||14||0.03||14||0.03|
|Gas distribution pipelines||16||0.04||22||0.05||5||0.01||10||0.02||11||0.02|
|Railroad-related, not otherwise specified (excluding grade crossings)||17||0.04||23||0.05||13||0.03||25||0.06||10||0.02|
|Demand response transit, fatalities not related to accidentse||0||-||0||-||2||<0.01||0||-||3||<0.01|
|Passengers on railroad trains (excluding grade crossings)||3||0.01||4||0.01||3||0.01||7||0.02||2||<0.01|
|Gas transmission pipelines||2||<0.01||15||0.03||2||<0.01||1||<0.01||1||<0.01|
|Hazardous liquid pipelines||4||0.01||1||<0.01||0||-||1||<0.01||0||-|
|Other counts, redundant with abovef|
|Large-truck occupants and nonoccupants||5,380||NA||5,282||NA||5,111||NA||(R) 4,939||NA||4,986||NA|
|Public grade crossings, with motor vehicles||309||NA||306||NA||315||NA||271||NA||240||NA|
|Transit buses, accident-related fatalities||90||NA||82||NA||89||NA||64||NA||73||NA|
|Outside planes in crashesg||5||NA||14||NA||11||NA||6||NA||6||NA|
|Demand responsive transit, accident-related fatalities||1||NA||8||NA||3||NA||0||NA||1||NA|
KEY: NA = not applicable; R = revised.
a Unless otherwise specified, includes fatalities outside the vehicle.
b Includes fatalities outside trains, except at grade crossings.
c Includes all nonoccupant fatalities, except pedalcyclists and pedestrians.
d Public grade-crossing fatalities involving motor vehicles are included in counts for motor vehicles.
e Fatalities not related to transit bus and demand responsive transit accidents are not included under highway submodes.
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.
h Other than the persons aboard the aircraft who were killed, fatalities resulting from the September 11 terrorist acts are excluded.
National Transportation Safety Board, Internet site www.ntsb.gov/aviation/Stats.htm as of May 31, 2005.
U.S. Department of Transportation, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Traffic Safety Facts 2003, DOT HS 809 775 (Washington, DC: 2004), tables 4 and 11, Internet site http://www-nrd.nhtsa.dot.gov/pdf/nrd-30/NCSA/TSFAnn/TSF2003F.pdf as of May 27, 2005.
U.S. Department of Transportation, Federal Railroad Administration, Office of Safety and Analysis, FRA Accident/Incident and Inspections Query, Internet site http://safetydata.fra.dot.gov/officeofsafety/Query/Default.asp as of May 31, 2005.
U.S. Department of Transportation, Federal Transit Administration, Transit Safety and Security Statistics and Analysis (Washington, DC: Annual issues) and personal communication, April 22, 2005.
U.S. Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Coast Guard, Data Administration Division (G-MRI-1), personal communication, June 8, 2005.
Ibid., Office of Boating Safety, Boating Statistics (Washington, DC: Annual issues).
U.S. Department of Transportation, Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration, Office of Pipeline Safety, Internet site http://ops.dot.gov/stats/stats.htm as of May 27, 2005.