What is the safest means of transportation?

What is the safest means of transportation?At the start of our internal SMS Training, we raise the question “What do you think is the safest means of transportation?” Since we are an airline, obviously everyone answers: aviation. However I am not so sure. Is flying actually the safest way to travel? Or should I consider the bus or train?

So I did some research and what I thought would be an easy-to-answer question, turned out to be a quite a quest. I spent 2 days on the subject and put my findings in a small summary. Then I tried to write a final conclusion. However until today I am still not sure. So let’s consider this a continued study. If you have any other resources, suggestions and/or references, please share them!

Many thanks,

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