28 Nov '17, 1am

NTSB Weighs in on Transportation Fatality Increase - Safety - School Bus Fleet

A total of 39,339 people died in accidents in all modes of transportation in 2016. Seen here is an NTSB crash investigation. NTSB photo by Jennifer Morrison WASHINGTON, D.C. — Fatalities on the nation’s roads accounted for 95% of all transportation deaths in 2016, according to a new analysis by the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB). NTSB reported last week that a total of 39,339 people lost their lives in accidents in all modes of transportation — highway, rail, marine, aviation, and pipeline — in 2016. The total was an increase of 5.4% from the 37,309 transportation deaths in 2015. As previously reported , data released recently by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) showed that there were 37,461 highway traffic fatalities in the U.S. in 2016, up 5.6% from the 2015 total of 35,485. NTSB reported last week that fatalities also increased in ...

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