The data below are for rail accidents, derailments, and collisions from 1975 to 2021. Pothole Pete Buttigieg has claimed that the accident in East Palestine, Ohio is due to deregulation under Trump. Actually, deregulation of railroads happened under Carter in 1980. Notice what happened to accidents and derailments since 1980.

HT2 regular reader Mark Barbieri. He got his data from here.

UPDATE: Check out this excellent analysis by David Kemp and Peter Van Doren at Cato-at-Liberty.