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.