Most Dangerous Mode of Transportation

Updated July 10, 2020 | Infoplease Staff

According to the National Safety Council, buses, trains, and airlines have much lower death rates than automobiles when the risk is expressed as passenger deaths per mile of travel.

In 2000, the passenger death rate in automobiles was 0.80 per 100 million passenger-miles. The rates for buses, trains, and airlines were 0.05, 0.03, and 0.02, respectively.

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