National Transportation Safety Board
2002-2003 U.S. Transportation Fatalities
    2002 20031
Highway: Passenger cars 20,569 19,460
  Light trucks and vans 12,274 12,444
  Pedestrians 4,851 4,749
  Motorcycles 3,270 3,661
  Pedalcycles2 665 622
  Medium and heavy trucks 689 723
  Buses 45 40
  All other3 642 944
  Total, Highway 43,005 42,643
       
Grade Crossings:4   (357) (329)
       
Rail: Intercity5-    
    Trespassers and nontrespassers6 603 568
    Employees and contractors 31 24
    Passengers on trains 7 2
  Light, heavy, and commuter rail7 220 173
  Total, Rail 861 767
       
Marine: Recreational boating 750 703
  Cargo transport 22 15
  Commercial fishing8 28 25
  Commercial passengers 9 16
  Total, Marine 809 759
       
Aviation: General aviation 581 626
  Airlines 0 22
  Air taxi 35 45
  Commuter 0 2
  Foreign/unregistered9 9 12
  Total, Aviation 625 707
       
Pipeline: Gas 10 12
  Liquids 1 0
  Total, Pipeline 11 12
       
  Total 45,311 44,888

1 Numbers for 2003 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 Includes non-U.S. registered aircraft involved in accidents in the United States.



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