Know the Real Risks: How Safe Is Travel Today?
Don’t let fear impact the way you travel. It’s time to look at the numbers to understand what’s actually dangerous and what’s just perceived as being dangerous. Comparing recent data from the CDC and the NTSB, we found that less than 2 percent of US fatalities are transportation related and of those fatalities .002 percent occur from flying. Keep reading to know the real risks in air, rail and car travel.
Afraid of flying? Don’t be. It turns out that flying is the safest mode of transportation you can choose. There were 34,434 transportation-related deaths in 2011, but 32,367 of those were due to car accidents. Only 494 were related to flying.
Source: National Transportation Safety Board