COMPARATIVE CASUALTY RATES FOR PASSENGERS BY MODE OF TRAVEL

The tables provide casualty rates by mode of travel per passenger kilometre travelled, per passenger trip undertaken and per passenger hour exposed. As accidents are rare in travel by air, water and rail but tend to be major disasters when they occur, comparisons between different modes for a particular year would be markedly affected by whether a major disaster had occurred. Therefore, the average rate over ten years has been calculated for the purpose of comparing casualty rates of these three modes with other modes. In addition, casualties to passengers travelling by bus or coach are relatively small in number in comparison with private road passenger transport. Therefore, in order to provide a reliable rate for passengers travelling by bus or coach an average of the latest available five years is used. There are differences in the definitions of casualties for the different modes. For fatalities and serious injuries, these should not seriously affect the comparability of the rates between modes. However minor injuries are reported under different regulations and this may affect comparisons. Minor injuries are not reported for water transport. For the covering abstract see ITRD E105061.

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  • Authors:
    • DAVIES, V
  • Publication Date: 1998

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  • Accession Number: 00793717
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport Research Laboratory
  • ISBN: 0-11-551987-4
  • Files: ITRD
  • Created Date: Jun 15 2000 12:00AM