The Deadliest Way to Travel? Not by Rail.

Christopher Ingraham: “For all of Amtrak’s troubles, rail travel is still incredibly safe in the United States, especially compared with other forms of travel.”

Apart from automobiles, “there’s one more travel method that is far and away more deadly than all the rest. In the chart below, I added the fatality rate for motorcyclists. Note that I had to adjust the scale considerably to accommodate the sky-high rate of 213 deaths per billion miles.”

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