Table 2-4: Distribution of Transportation Fatalities by Mode
|TOTAL of all modesa||44,044||100.0||(R) 44,334||100.0||44,933||100.0||45,096||100.0|
|Passenger car occupants||20,862||47.4||20,699||46.7||20,320||45.2||20,416||45.3|
|Pedestrians struck by motor vehicles||4,939||11.2||4,763||10.7||4,901||10.9||4,808||10.7|
|Pedalcyclists struck by motor vehicles||754||1.7||693||1.6||732||1.6||662||1.5|
|Other and unknown motor vehicle occupants||447||1.0||450||1.0||458||1.0||661||1.5|
|General aviation||619||1.4||(R) 596||1.3||562||1.3||581||1.3|
|Railroad trespassersb (excluding grade crossings)||479||1.1||463||1.0||511||1.1||540||1.2|
|Other nonoccupants struck by motor vehiclesc||149||0.34||141||0.32||123||0.27||113||0.25|
|Heavy rail transit (subway)||84||0.19||80||0.18||59||0.13||73||0.16|
|Waterborne transportation (vessel-related)||61||0.13||49||0.07||59||0.13||64||0.14|
|Waterborne transportation (nonvessel-related)||93||0.20||88||0.20||80||0.18||59||0.13|
|Grade crossings, not involving motor vehiclesd||57||0.13||64||0.14||76||0.17||47||0.10|
|Bus occupants (school, intercity, and transit)||59||0.13||22||0.05||34||0.08||45||0.10|
|Private grade crossings, with motor vehicles||36||0.08||55||0.12||30||0.07||39||0.09|
|Railroad-related, not otherwise specified (excluding grade crossings)||17||0.02||23||0.05||13||0.03||25||0.06|
|Railroad employees, contractors, and volunteers on duty (excluding grade crossings)||31||0.09||22||0.06||23||0.05||22||0.05|
|Transit buses, fatalities not related to accidentse||12||0.03||8||0.02||6||0.01||14||0.03|
|Light rail transit||17||0.04||30||0.07||21||0.05||13||0.03|
|Gas distribution pipelines||16||0.04||22||0.05||5||0.01||10||0.02|
|Passengers on railroad trains (excluding grade crossings)||3||<0.01||4||<0.01||3||<0.01||7||0.02|
|Gas transmission pipelines||2||<0.01||15||0.03||2||<0.01||1||<0.01|
|Hazardous liquid pipelines||4||<0.01||1||<0.01||0||-||1||<0.01|
|Air carriers||12||0.03||92||0.21||(h) 531||1.2||0||-|
|Demand response transit, fatalities not related to accidentse||0||-||0||-||2||<0.01||0||-|
|Other counts, redundant with abovef|
|Large-truck occupants and nonoccupants||5,380||NA||5,282||NA||5,111||NA||4,897||NA|
|Public grade crossings, with motor vehicles||309||NA||306||NA||315||NA||271||NA|
|Transit buses, accident-related fatalities||90||NA||82||NA||89||NA||64||NA|
|Outside planes in crashesg||5||NA||14||NA||11||NA||6||NA|
|Demand responsive transit, accident-related fatalities||1||NA||8||NA||3||NA||0||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 Aug. 17, 2004.
U.S. Department of Transportation, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Traffic Safety Facts 2002, DOT HS 809 620 (Washington, DC: 2003), table 4, Internet site http://www-nrd.nhtsa.dot.gov/pdf/nrd-30/NCSA/TSFAnn/TSF2002Final.pdf as of Oct. 15, 2004.
U.S. Federal Railroad Administration, Railroad Safety Statistics, Annual Report 2002 (Washington, DC: August 2004), tables 1-3 and 7-7.
U.S. Department of Transportation, Federal Transit Administration, Transit Safety and Security Statistics and Analysis (Washington, DC: Annual issues) and personal communication, July 28, 2003 and Oct. 13, 2004.
U.S. Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Coast Guard, Data Administration Division (G-MRI-1), personal communication, July 2, 2003 and July 16, 2004.
Ibid., Office of Boating Safety, Boating Statistics (Washington, DC: Annual issues).
U.S. Department of Transportation, Research and Special Programs Administration, Office of Pipeline Safety, and Internet site http://ops.dot.gov as of Aug. 17, 2004.