Lifetime odds of dying in a transport accident in the U.S. 2017

Motor vehicle accidents were the most likely type of transportation to cause preventable deaths in the United States, with a person born in 2017 having a one in 103 chance of dying in a motor vehicle accident. At the other end of the scale is train travel, where passengers have a one in 243,756 chance of being in a fatal accident.

Lifetime odds of dying in a transport accident in the United States in 2017, by mode of transport*

Lifetime odds of being in a fatal accident
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Source

Release date

December 2018

Region

United States

Survey time period

2017

Supplementary notes

* Values are the odds of someone born in 2017 dying in a transport accident during their lifetime. For example, a value of 100 means that a person born in 2017 has a one in 100 chance of being in a fatal transport accident using that mode of transportation.

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