Table 2-4: Distribution of Transportation Fatalities by Mode
|TOTAL of all modesa||44,036||100.0||R44,313||100.0|
|Passenger car occupants||20,862||47.4||R20,699||46.7|
|Pedestrians struck by motor vehicles||4,939||11.2||R4,763||10.7|
|Pedalcyclists struck by motor vehicles||754||1.7||R693||1.6|
|Railroad trespassersb (excluding grade crossings)||479||1.1||463||1.0|
|Other and unknown motor vehicle occupants||447||1.0||R450||1.0|
|Other nonoccupants struck by motor vehiclesc||149||0.34||R141||0.32|
|Waterborne transportation (nonvessel-related)||86||0.20||87||0.20|
|Heavy rail transit (subway)||84||0.19||80||0.18|
|Grade crossings, not involving motor vehiclesd||57||0.13||64||0.14|
|Private grade crossings, with motor vehicles||36||0.08||55||0.12|
|Waterborne transportation (vessel-related)||57||0.13||32||0.07|
|Light rail transit||17||0.04||30||0.07|
|Railroad employees on duty and contractors||38||0.09||25||0.06|
|Bus occupants (school, intercity, and transit)||59||0.13||22||0.05|
|Gas distribution pipelines||19||0.04||22||0.05|
|Railroad-related, not otherwise specified||10||0.02||20||0.05|
|Gas transmission pipelines||2||<0.01||15||0.03|
|Transit buses, fatalities not related to accidentse||12||0.03||8||0.02|
|Passengers on railroad trains||3||<0.01||4||<0.01|
|Hazardous liquid pipelines||4||<0.01||1||<0.01|
|Demand response transit, fatalities not related to accidentse||0||-||0||-|
|Other counts, redundant with abovef|
|Large-truck occupants and nonoccupants||5,380||NA||R 5,282||NA|
|Public grade crossings, with motor vehicles||309||NA||306||NA|
|Transit buses, accident-related fatalities||90||NA||82||NA|
|Outside planes in crashesg||5||NA||13||NA|
|Demand responsive transit, accident-related fatalities||1||NA||8||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.
National Transportation Safety Board, Internet site www.ntsb.gov/aviation as of Oct. 2, 2002, and personal communication, Nov. 15, 2002.
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 personal communication Sept. 10, 2002.
U.S. Federal Railroad Administration, Railroad Safety Statistics, Annual Report 2001 (Washington, DC: July 2002), table 1-3.
U.S. Department of Transportation, Federal Transit Administration, Safety Management Information Statistics (Washington, DC: Annual issues).
U.S. Department of Transportation, U.S. Coast Guard, Data Administration Division (G-MRI-1), personal communication, Dec. 12, 2001.
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 Oct 2, 2002.