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Table 6-1 Transportation Fatalities by Mode: 2000, 2010-2013


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  2000 2010 2011 2012 2013
TOTAL fatalities 44,276 35,034 34,568 35,699 34,509
Air 764 476 489 449 429
Highway 41,945 32,999 32,479 33,782 32,719
Railroad 937 734 691 677 706
Transit 295 221 228 264 266
Water 701 821 904 765 642
Pipeline 38 19 12 10 9
Other counts, redundant with above          
Railroad, killed at public crossing with motor vehicle 306 136 139 134 140
Transit non-rail 98 100 96 114 122
Transit rail 197 121 132 150 144

KEY: N = data do not exist; P = preliminary; U = data are unavailable.

NOTES: Please see the National Transportation Statistics table 2-1 for complete source notes and an expanded time-series. To reduce double counting, the following adjustments are made to Total Fatalities: For Railroad, fatalities involving motor vehicles at public highway-rail grade crossings are excluded because such fatalities are assumed to be included in Highway fatalities. For Transit, non-rail modes, including aerial tramway, motor bus, bus rapid transit, commuter bus, demand response, demand taxi, ferryboat, jitney, publico, trolleybus, and vanpool fatalities are excluded because they are counted as Water and Highway fatalities. Other counts, redundant with above help eliminate double counting in the Total Fatalities. Water fatality data for 2001 and before is not comparable with later year due to a change in the reporting system.

SOURCES: Various sources as cited U.S. Department of Transportation, Bureau of Transportation, National Transportation Statistics, table 2-1. Available at www.bts.gov as of September 2015.

Updated: Saturday, May 20, 2017