Table 2-4. Distribution of Transportation Fatalities by Mode
|Passenger car occupants||20,818||47.5||21,194||48.3|
|Pedestrians struck by motor vehicles||4,906||11.2||5,228||11.9|
|Pedalcyclists struck by motor vehicles||750||1.7||761||1.7|
|Railroada (excluding grade crossings)||530||1.2||577||1.3|
|Other and unknown motor vehicle occupants||457||1.0||409||0.9|
|Other nonoccupants struck by motor vehiclesb||149||0.3||131||0.3|
|Heavy rail transit (subway)||84||0.2||54||0.1|
|Waterborne transportation (nonvessel-related)R||67||0.2||76||0.2|
|Bus occupants (school, intercity, and transit)||58||0.1||38||0.1|
|Grade crossings, not involving motor vehiclesc||57||0.1||62||0.1|
|Waterborne transportation (vessel-related)||44||0.1||59||0.3|
|Light rail transit||17||0.04||23||0.05|
|Gas distribution pipelines||15||0.03||16||0.04|
|Transit buses, fatalities not related to accidentsd||11||0.03||19||0.04|
|Hazardous liquid pipelines||4||<0.01||2||<0.01|
|Gas transmission pipelines||2||<0.01||1||<0.01|
|Demand response transit, fatalities not related to accidentsd||0||0.0||2||<0.01|
|Total of all modese||43,866||100.0||43,876||100.0|
|Other counts, redundant with abovef|
|Grade crossings, with motor vehicles||345||369|
|Transit buses, accident-related fatalities||91||90|
|Passengers on railroad trains||14||4|
|Demand responsive transit, accident-related fatalities||1||2|
a Includes fatalities outside trains, except at grade crossings.
b Includes all nonoccupant fatalities, except pedalcyclists and pedestrians.
c 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.
KEY: R = revised
Air data: National Transportation Safety Board, Internet site www.ntsb.gov/aviation, as of April, 2000.
Highway data: U.S. Department of Transportation, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Traffic Safety Facts 1998 (DOT HS 808 983) (Washington, DC : October 1999), table 4, and personal communication, Oct. 4, 1999.
Railroad data: U.S. Federal Railroad Administration, Railroad Safety Statistics, Annual Report 1998 (Washington, DC: July 1999), table 1-1.
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, Office of Investigations and Analysis, Compliance Analysis Division, (G-MOA-2), personal communication, Apr. 13, 1999.
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 28, 2000.