LRT – safer than buses and cars.

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From the Light Rail Now Project Team · September 2007

US injuries + Fatalities per Passenger-Mile
(2002-2004)

Motor Vehicles    LRT         Bus

2002 647.4             390.0       552.8

2003 697.2              376.7      544.6

2004 597.1              415.6      560.2

Sources:

National Safety Council, Report on injuries in America, Selected Measures of Unintentional injuries, U.S., 2001-2005
http://www.nsc.org/library/report_table_2.htm

US Federal Transit Administration, Transit Safety and Security Statistics and Analysis, Annual Report (Formerly SAMIS), injuries by Mode and Year
http://transit-safety.volpe.dot.gov/Data/samis/default.asp?ReportID=3

US Federal Transit Administration, Transit Safety and Security Statistics and Analysis, Annual Report (Formerly SAMIS), Fatalities by Mode and Year
http://transit-safety.volpe.dot.gov/Data/samis/default.asp?ReportID=2

American Public Transportation Association, Public Transportation Fact Book, 58th Edition, May 2007

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