Light Rail systems kill more people than any other transportation mode except for motorcycles.
Pictured: Average fatality rates per 100 million miles, 2000–20111
- At-grade Light Rail systems need time to stop and frequently hit pedestrians and vehicles.
- On-street trains come with a human cost that is ignored by LRT advocates and urban designers.
- Light Rail creates an average of 3 traffic accidents per crossing per year2
- Vehicle-train collisions can severely damage trains, costing millions for repairs/write-offs.
- There are already hundreds of accidents each year on our LRT corridors.
Prone to accidents • Safety issues