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Fatalities by Transportation Mode, 1960–2004

Mode196019701980199020002004
Large air carrier14991461399214P
Commuter air carrier1n.a.n.a.37650P
On-demand air carrier1n.a.n.a.105517165P
General aviation17871,3101,239767596556P
Highway2n.a.52,62751,09144,59941,94542,636
Railroad3824785584599512528P
Transit4n.a.n.a.n.a.339295248
Commercial ship      
 Vesseln.a.178206854936
 Nonvessel5n.a.4202811018857
Recreational boating7391,4181,360865701676
NOTES: n.a. = data are nonexistent or not cited because of reporting changes; P = preliminary data.
1. Includes people on planes and on the ground.
2. Includes motor vehicle occupants, nonoccupants, and fatalities at railroad crossings.
3. Includes fatalities from nontrain incidents as well as train incidents and accidents. Also includes train occupants and nonoccupants except motor vehicle occupants at grade crossings.
4. Fatalities resulting from all reportable incidents, not just accidents. Includes commuter rail, heavy rail, light rail, motorbus, demand response, van pool, and automated guideway.
5. Fatalities unrelated to vessel accidents, e.g., individual falling overboard and drowning.
Source: U.S. Dept. of Transportation, Bureau of Transportation Statistics, 2006.

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