The first snowfall in Central New York has reminded me of the dangers of winter driving. If you want some statistics about transportation, do you know where to go?
The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) publishes accident fatalities. For 2010, it shows the number of deaths on:
- Highway: 32,885
- Rail: 813
- Marine: 733
- Aviation: 472
Each of these topics is broken down further in easy-to-read pie chart fashion (see right).
It takes as long as two years for a complete investigation so you can see which it is still working on at its investigations page. You’ll also find a narrative summary of investigations completed each year in the NTSB Annual Report.