Transportation Fatalities by Mode: 2006, 2016, and 2017

Mode 2006 2016 2017
Air
774
413
346
U.S. air carrier
50
0
0
Commuter carrier
2
8
1
On-demand air taxi
16
19
15
General aviation
706
386
330
Highway
42,708
37,806
37,133
Passenger car occupants
17,925
13,508
13,363
Motorcyclists
4,837
5,337
5,172
Light-truck occupants
12,761
10,369
10,188
Heavy-truck occupants
805
725
841
Bus occupants
27
64
44
Pedestrians
4,795
6,080
5,977
Pedalcyclists
772
852
783
Other
786
871
765
Pipeline
19
16
8
Rail
903
760
824
Train Accidents
6
7
6
Highway-rail grade crossinga
369
255
271
Trespassers
511
467
513
Other
17
31
34
Transitb
162
257
241
Water
883
737
706
Freight vessel and Industrial/Other
82
29
39
Passenger vessel and Recreational boating
801
708
667

Notes:

aIndividual modes don't add up to totals due to double counting in highway, rail, and transit grade crossings. bIncludes transit employee, contract worker, passenger, people waiting or leaving (revenue facility occupant), and other fatalities for all modes reported to the National Transit Database.

U = Data are unavailable.

Sources:

As cited in U.S. Department of Transportation, Bureau of Transportation Statistics, National Transportation Statistics, table 2-1, available at https://www.bts.gov/.

Last Updated: November 2018