Table 2-4: Distribution of Transportation Fatalities by Mode
|TOTAL of all modesa||R44,044||100.0||R44,333||100.0||44,933||100.0|
|Passenger car occupants||20,862||47.4||20,699||46.7||20,320||45.2|
|Pedestrians struck by motor vehicles||4,939||11.2||4,763||10.7||4,901||10.9|
|Pedalcyclists struck by motor vehicles||754||1.71||693||1.56||732||1.6|
|Railroad trespassersb (excluding grade crossings)||479||1.09||463||1.04||511||1.1|
|Other and unknown motor vehicle occupants||447||1.01||450||1.02||458||1.0|
|Other nonoccupants struck by motor vehiclesc||149||0.34||141||0.32||123||0.27|
|Waterborne transportation (nonvessel-related)||R93||0.21||R88||0.20||80||0.18|
|Grade crossings, not involving motor vehiclesd||57||0.13||64||0.14||76||0.17|
|Heavy rail transit (subway)||84||0.19||80||0.18||59||0.13|
|Waterborne transportation (vessel-related)||R61||0.14||R49||0.11||59||0.13|
|Bus occupants (school, intercity, and transit)||59||0.13||22||0.05||34||0.08|
|Private grade crossings, with motor vehicles||36||0.08||55||0.12||30||0.07|
|Railroad employees, contractors, and volunteers on duty (excluding grade crossings)||R31||0.07||R22||0.05||23||0.05|
|Light rail transit||17||0.04||30||0.07||21||0.05|
|Railroad-related, not otherwise specified (excluding grade crossings)||R17||0.04||R23||0.05||13||0.03|
|Transit buses, fatalities not related to accidentse||12||0.03||8||0.02||6||0.01|
|Gas distribution pipelines||R16||0.04||22||0.05||5||0.01|
|Passengers on railroad trains (excluding grade crossings)||3||4||3|
|Gas transmission pipelines||2||15||0.03||2|
|Demand response transit, fatalities not related to accidentse||0||-||0||-||2|
|Hazardous liquid pipelines||4||1||0||-|
|Other counts, redundant with abovef|
|Large-truck occupants and nonoccupants||5,380||NA||R 5,282||NA||4,897||NA|
|Public grade crossings, with motor vehicles||309||NA||306||NA||315||NA|
|Transit buses, accident-related fatalities||90||NA||82||NA||89||NA|
|Outside planes in crashesg||5||NA||R14||NA||11||NA|
|Demand responsive transit, accident-related fatalities||1||NA||8||NA||3||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 as of May 5, 2003.
U.S. Department of Transportation, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Traffic Safety Facts 2002: Overview, DOT HS 809 612 (Washington, DC: 2003), table 1, available at Internet site www-nrd.nhtsa.dot.gov/pdf/nrd-30/NCSA/TSF2002/2002ovrfacts.pdf as of August 2003.
U.S. Federal Railroad Administration, Railroad Safety Statistics, Annual Report 2001 (Washington, DC: July 2003), tables 1-3 and 7-7.
U.S. Department of Transportation, Federal Transit Administration, Safety Management Information Statistics (Washington, DC: Annual issues) and personal communication, July 28, 2003.
U.S. Department of Transportation, U.S. Coast Guard, Data Administration Division (G-MRI-1), personal communication, July 2, 2003.
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 June 3, 2003.