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TABLE 3 Transportation Fatalities by Mode: 1993 and 2013

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  1993 2013
TOTAL fatalities 42,962 34,509
Air, total 811 429
U.S. air carrier 1 9
Commuter carrier 24 6
On-demand air taxi 42 27
General aviation 744 387
Highway, total 40,150 32,719
Passenger car occupants 21,566 11,977
Motorcyclists 2,449 4,668
Truck occupants, light 8,511 9,155
Truck occupants large 605 691
Bus occupants 18 48
Pedestrians 5,649 4,735
Pedalcyclists 816 743
Other 536 702
Railroad, total 1,279 706
Train accidents 67 11
Highway-rail grade crossing 626 231
Other incidents 586 464
Transit, total 281 266
Passenger/Occupant N 60
Employee/Worker N 10
Other N 196
Water, total 1,026 642
Passenger N 57
Freight N 8
Industrial/Other N 17
Recreational boating 800 560
Vessel-related 105 N
Not related to vessel casualties 121 N
Pipeline, total 17 9
Hazardous liquid pipeline 0 1
Gas pipeline 17 8
Other counts, redundant with above    
Railroad, trespasser deaths not at highway-rail crossing 523 432
Railroad, killed at public crossing with motor vehicle 517 140
Passenger rail 292 198
Freight rail 987 509
Transit, non-rail 85 122
Transit, rail 196 144

KEY: N = data do not exist.

NOTES: Please see National Transportation Statistics table 2-1 for complete source notes. 2013 is the most recent year for which data are available for all modes.

SOURCES: Various sources as cited in the U.S. Department of Transportation, Bureau of Transportation Statistics, National Transportation Statistics, Table 2-1, available at http://www.bts.gov as of June 2015.

Updated: Saturday, May 20, 2017