NTSB Data Show Slight Increase in Transportation Fatalities

From 2011 to 2012, the data show a slight increase in the number of transportation fatalities and a decrease in aviation, pipeline, and marine deaths.

According to recently released preliminary figures from the National Transportation Safety Board, there was a 3 percent increase in transportation fatalities from 2011 to 2012. Highway and rail fatalities rose, while marine, aviation, and pipeline deaths declined, according to the data.

There were 34,551 transportation fatalities in 2011 and 35,531 in 2012. In addition, the data show that deaths on U.S. roads account for around 94 percent of transportation deaths. Highway deaths increased in every category (passenger cars, light trucks, pedestrians, motorcycles, buses, pedal cycles, trucks) except for fatalities associated with buses, which decreased.

According to the press release from NTSB, railroad deaths increased 6 percent, from 757 to 803. Aviation deaths, on the other hand, decreased from 498 to 449 and marine deaths decreased from 803 to 706. Pipeline deaths went down from 14 to 12.

For more information and to see all of the data, visit NTSB.gov.

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