I was reading an article that included data on the safety of different modes of travel and I had just seen this nifty website that allows you to easily create graphs online, so I gave it a try. Here are the results:
The bars show how likely you are to die relative to distance travelled. As you can see, some ways of travelling are a lot safer than others. Here’s graph without that massive bar for motorcycles:
I think the bar graphs do a rather nice job of driving home (pun not intended) how much safer public transport is. Sadly, moving to Kentucky means that we will have to rely on a car again, since North Americans are very fond of being able to autonomously smash themselves to bits when and where they please.