Source: Bureau of Transportation Statistics.
Transport Fatalities by Mode, United States, 1970-2009
Each transport mode involves a level of risk.
Road transport is responsible
for much more fatalities than any other mode. In fact, nearly 95% of all
transport fatalities concern road. Among those fatalities, nearly
50% are drivers, 30% are passengers, 15% are pedestrians, 4% are motorcyclists
and 2% are cyclists. Although the number of fatalities in road transport
has significantly been reduced in spite of the growth in mobility, mainly because of better safety devices
in vehicles, the modal proportion of fatalities remains the same.