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Figure 6-3 Fatality Rates for Select Modes of Transportation: 2000-2014, 2015

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Total highway

Year Fatalities per 100 million vehicle-miles of travel
2000 1.5
2001 1.5
2002 1.5
2003 1.5
2004 1.4
2005 1.5
2006 1.4
2007 1.4
2008 1.3
2009 1.2
2010 1.1
2011 1.1
2012 1.1
2013 1.1
2014 1.1
1905 1.1

Passenger car occupants

Year Fatalities per 100 million vehicle-miles of travel
2000 1.3
2001 1.3
2002 1.3
2003 1.2
2004 1.2
2005 1.1
2006 1.1
2007 1.1
2008 1.0
2009 0.9
2010 0.8
2011 0.9
2012 0.9
2013 0.9
2014 0.9

 

Highway nonoccupants

Year Fatalities per 100,000 population
2000 2.0
2001 2.0
2002 2.0
2003 1.9
2004 1.9
2005 2.0
2006 1.9
2007 1.9
2008 1.8
2009 1.6
2010 1.7
2011 1.7
2012 1.8
2013 1.8
2014 1.8

 

Motorcyclists

Year Fatalities per 100 million vehicle-miles of travel
2000 27.7
2001 33.2
2002 34.2
2003 38.8
2004 39.8
2005 43.8
2006 40.1
2007 24.2
2008 25.5
2009 21.5
2010 24.4
2011 25.0
2012 23.4
2013 23.0
2014 23.0

 

U.S. air carriers

Year Fatalities per 100,000 flight hours
2000 0.5
2001 3.0
2002 0.0
2003 0.1
2004 0.1
2005 0.1
2006 0.3
2007 0.0
2008 0.0
2009 0.3
2010 0.0
2011 0.0
2012 0.0
2013 0.1
2014 0.0

 

General aviation

Year Fatalities per 100,000 flight hours
2000 2.1
2001 2.2
2002 2.2
2003 2.4
2004 2.2
2005 2.4
2006 2.9
2007 2.1
2008 2.2
2009 2.3
2010 2.1
2011 2.2
2012 2.1
2013 2.0
2014 2.3

NOTES: Air carrier fatalities resulting from the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist acts include only onboard fatalities. Passenger car occupants includes passenger car and light truck occupants.

SOURCE: Calculated by U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT), Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) based upon multiple sources as cited in USDOT, BTS, National Transportation Statistics, tables 2-9, 2-14, 2-17, 2-19, 2-21, and 2-23. Available at www.bts.gov as of April 2016.

Updated: Sunday, May 21, 2017