National Transportation Safety Board
2000-2001 U.S. Transportation Fatalities
   
2000
20011
Highway: Passenger cars 20,492 20,269
  Light trucks and vans 11,418 11,564
  Pedestrians 4,739 4,698
  Motorcycles 2,862 3,067
  Pedalcycles2 690 701
  Medium and heavy trucks 741 696
  Buses 22 N/A
  Other3 857 735
  Total, Highway 41,821 41,730
       
Grade Crossings:4   (425) (418)
       
Rail: Intercity5-    
    Trespassers and nontrespassers6 544 591
    Employees and contractors 28 26
    Passengers 4 3
  Transit7-    
    Light, heavy, and commuter rail 194 175
  Total, Rail 770 795
       
Marine: Recreational boating 701 700
  Cargo transport 36 21
  Commercial fishing8 41 23
  Commercial passengers 23 23
  Total, Marine 801 767
       
Aviation: General aviation 594 553
  Airlines9 92 531
  Air taxi 71 60
  Commuter 5 13
  Foreign/unregistered10 17 5
  Total, Aviation 779 1,162
       
Pipeline: Gas 37 7
  Liquids 1 0
  Total, Pipeline 38 7
       
  Total 44,209 44,461

1 Numbers for 2001 are preliminary estimates. Aviation data are from the NTSB; all other data are from the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT).

2 Includes bicycles or other cycles.

3 Includes vehicle occupant fatalities in other vehicle types; for example, farm or construction equipment.

4 Grade crossing fatalities are not counted as a separate category for determining the grand total because they are included in the highway and rail categories, as appropriate.

5 Data reported to Federal Rail Administration (FRA).

6 Includes persons on railroad property without permission (trespassers) and with permission, such as repair personnel (nontrespassers). Does not include motor vehicle occupants killed at grade crossings.

7 Data reported to Federal Transit Administration (FTA). Fatalities for commuter rail operations may also be reported to the FRA and may be included in the intercity railroad fatalities.

8 Refers to operational fatalities.

9 Of the 531 airline fatalities in 2001, 265 occurred aboard the four hijacked airplanes on September 11, 2001.

10 Includes non-U.S. registered aircraft involved in accidents in the United States.


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