The safest mode of transport, statistics of 2017

Every day from the TV screens, pages of newspapers and Internet news, Russians learn about car accidents, plane crashes, derailed trains and other fatal traffic accidents. Then you will ask yourself the question, which mode of transport is the safest - or, at least, will give the greatest chance of survival. As an antidote against panic, we offer a rating of the safest modes of transport, compiled according to accident statistics in 2016-2017.


  • 10. Mopeds and motorcycles are the most dangerous transport
  • 9. Bicycle
  • 8. Metro
  • 7. Water passenger transport
  • 6. Spaceships
  • 5. Minibuses
  • 4. Car
  • 3. Bus
  • 2. Train
  • 1The plane is the safest mode of transport

10. Mopeds and motorcycles are the most dangerous transport

Statistics: 125 deaths by 1.5 billion km.

Both mopeds and motorcycles can hardly be called the safest mode of transport. Everyone who puts his foot over the saddle of this type of vehicle, risks more than others. For a year now, sad statistics have been confirmed: although motorcycles make up only 1% of the total number of vehicles on the roads, but at least 20% of traffic accident deaths are caused by their drivers. Knowingly the drivers of cars gave motorcyclists-drivers the nickname "crunches".The reason - very few passive safety features, high acceleration dynamics, high speed and psychological features inherent in motorcycle drivers: love of risk and adrenaline rush in the blood. In addition, motorcycles and mopeds are often found in drivers' cars and trucks "in the blind zone" due to small dimensions.

9. Bicycle

35 deaths at 1.5 billion km.

The most environmentally friendly and one of the most unsafe modes of transport. However, in the deaths of bicyclists, motorists are most often to blame. It is not uncommon for a car to get only a couple of scratches, but the cyclist has to be quite unhappy. According to statistics, every 1.5 billion kilometers cost 35 human lives.

8. Metro

25 deaths by 1.5 billion km.

Mass accidents are especially dangerous in the metro - the derailment of rail cars, fires, crush on escalators, collisions of trains. Many people locked up in confined space equals panic and an increase in the number of victims. A sad superiority in the number of incidents in Russia is held by the Moscow Metro.

7. Water passenger transport

20 deaths at 1.5 billion km.

Water has long taken a fee for movement on it. Now in general, traveling by water has become safer than in ancient times, but still for every 1.5 billion kilometers it is necessary to pay 20 deaths. True, quite often their cause is not a collision with an iceberg, but a fall overboard.

6. Spaceships

At 1.5 billion kilometers.there are 7 deaths.

The dangers of space are nothing compared to the horrors of the Earth - flights on spacecraft are 17 times safer than riding motorcycles. According to statistics, on 7 billion kilometers in space, 7 people die. For the entire history of space exploration, only three ships have not returned back( although the rainbow statistics spoil the explosions when they try to take off).

5. Minibuses

5 dead at 1.5 billion kilometers.

The popular means of transportation in Russia, mainly in the form of fixed-route taxis, is exactly in the middle in the security rating according to the statistics of the Ministry of Transport. Their role in this is the size, stability and means of passive safety. Unfortunately, no one is insured from the fool at the wheel and it often happens that the cause of the accident is the low qualification of drivers.

4. The car

4 deaths of 1.5 billion km.

Scientific and technological progress has met the drivers - in recent years passive and active safety measures have been significantly improved, which eventually led to a reduction in mortality - now there are 4 deaths under the wheels for 1.5 billion kilometers. The biggest problem with driving a car is that the motorist is largely dependent on other road users. That is, you can be the safest driver in the world, but if someone breaks the rules, by carelessness or maliciously bumping into a respectable motorist, the latter risks eventually end up in the hospital or worse.

3. Bus

One human life at 1.5 billion km.

In third place among the safest means of transport in the world are buses - one human life in exchange for 2 billion kilometers. Although bus routes sometimes number many thousands of kilometers( for example, the Australian connecting Perth with Brisbane, length of 5455 km), being inside this vehicle is relatively safe.

2. Train

0.2 deaths at 1500000000 km.ways.

Travel by rail is one of the safest ways to move from point A to point B. If American and European trains can rightly be considered one of the safest means of transport( by 1.5 billion kilometers, only 0.2 deaths), thenRussia figures look a little worse - 0.7 deaths for the same segment of the road. The probability of death in a railway accident is 1 in 431,800 degrees( about 0.0002%).According to Investopedia, a person is about 1000 times more likely to die in a car accident than in a railway accident.

1. The airplane is the safest mode of transport

The probability of dying is 1: 8000000.

Judging by the official poll of the All-Russia Public Opinion Research Center, 70% of the polled Russians are apprehensive at the thought that they will have to sit in an airplane chair. The reason is that airplanes are falling rarely, but with a large number of casualties. If the passenger is on an airplane crashing, the chances of survival are low. However, according to statistics, the aircraft is the safest mode of transport: for 1.5 billion kilometers there are only 0.5 deaths. According to the "Flight Safety" agency, the probability that a passenger will die in a plane crash is 1 chance out of 8 million. And if a passenger embraced by a passion for self-destruction will take a ticket every day for an accidental flight, he will live for at least 21,000 years.