Statistics Overview

In 1972, Operation Lifesaver began, there were approximately 12,000 collisions between trains and motor vehicles annually. By 2008, the most recent year for which final statistics are available, the number of train/motor vehicle collisions had been reduced by approximately 80% to 2,391. The Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) within the United States Department of Transportation (USDOT) is responsible for collecting information about highway-rail grade crossing and pedestrian/trespasser incidents.  National Statistics

Idaho Statistic Summaries:

 

  Idaho Highway Rail Crossing Collisions  
         
Year Incidents Fatalities Injuries PDO
1991 66 7 38 21
1992 45 7 18 20
1993 54 6 23 25
1994 48 9 23 16
1995 35 7 18 10
91 to 95 totals 248 36 120 92
5 yr annual avg. 49.6 7.2 24 18.4
Year Incidents Fatalities Injuries PDO
1996 50 6 17 27
1997 34 6 8 20
1998 26 4 14 8
1999 20 1 6 13
2000 33 10 2 21
96 to 00 totals 163 27 47 89
5 yr annual avg. 32.6 5.4 9.4 17.8
Year Incidents Fatalities Injuries PDO
2001 18 1 8 9
2002 18 1 6 11
2003 17 3 6 8
2004 18 3 13 2
2005 21 0 6 15
01 to 05 totals 92 8 39 45
5 yr annual avg. 18.4 1.6 7.8 9
Year Incidents Fatalities Injuries PDO
2006 21 3 3 13
2007 20 2 7 11
2008 20 2 6 15
2009 10 0 4 6
2010 16 1 4 11
2006 to 2010 Totals 87 8 24 56
06-10 Annual Average 17.4 1.6 4.8 11.2
1991 to 2010 totals 590 79 230 282
Annual Avg 1991-2010 147.5 4.0 11.5 14.1
Year Incidents Fatalities Injuries PDO
2011 17 2 3 12
2012 10 2 4 3
2013 25  4 7 15
2014 22  1 6 6
2015 12   3  2  12
2011 to 2015 totals 86 12 24 48
5 yr annual avg. 17.2 2.4 4.8 9.6
1991 to 2015 totals 676 91 254 330
Annual Avg 1991-2015 27.04 3.64 10.16 13.2
         
         
         
Year   Trespasser Fatalities    
1991        
1992        
1993        
1994        
1995        
91 to 95 totals        
5 yr annual avg.        
Year        
1996        
1997        
1998        
1999        
2000        
96 to 00 totals        
5 yr annual avg.        
Year        
2001        
2002   2    
2003   4    
2004   3    
2005   2    
01 to 05 totals   11    
5 yr annual avg.   2.2    
Year   Trespasser Fatalities Trespass injuries Total Trespass
2006   2    
2007   2 3 4
2008   0 0 0
2009   3    
2010   0    
2006 to 2010 Totals   7    
06-10 Annual Average   1.4    
2002 to 2010 totals   4.2    
Annual Avg 1991-2010   1.8    
Year   Trespasser Fatalities Trespass injuries Total Trespass
2011   2  0 2
2012   1  0 1
2013   4 2 5
2014   0  2  2
2015    1  2  3
2011 to 2015 totals    8  6 13 
5 yr annual avg.   1.6  1.2  2.6
2002 to 2012 totals   26 incomplete  incomplete 
Annual Avg 2002-2015   2    



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OLI Statistic Summaries

Collisions by State
Fatalities by State
Collisions & Casualties by Year
Trespassing Fatalities by State
Find Federal Railroad Administration Safety Statistics
FRA Crossing and Tresspasser Incidents, Fatalities and Demographics (Power Point)

 

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